Interactive Discovery Room open to the Public
August 20, 2013 by Sarah
The Discovery Room at the Connecticut Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill is now open, and is another sight for those on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail. Visitors can expect much from this interactive classroom, such as like learning projects and an extensive curriculum on local geology.
This curriculum includes visuals of the state’s rocks and minerals, geologic state maps, and an “Investigation Station” featuring drawers filled with geologic specimens from around the state. Guests can touch and learn about various rocks, crystal, and mica that may be in their own backyard. There are also terrariums and a wall of local bird calls. Keeping the exhibits of the Discovery Room about the local area makes the exhibit more personal and interesting.
In addition, visitors can find things that once were in their backyard. The Investigation Station drawers hold fossils as well. A mural depicting the Mesozoic Era features magnets of various animals that may have lived during that time. Guests can place the magnets where they need to go. Different layers of earth are suspended in one display to show how the fossils formed.
Announcing the opening of the Discovery Room will most likely include a variety of posters, flyers, and mailers. Once the word gets around, the museum could need printing services for souvenirs such as t-shirts and coffee mugs. New museum exhibits, especially those that are kid friendly, bring in a large crowd. This new addition to the Connecticut Dinosaur State Park aims to make learning about the Earth’s past fun and engaging.