Use clues to explore Wisconsin’s many waterways in this history/geography based activity. Can you figure out the names of the waterways before your time is up? Here’s your chance to find out.
Learn a bit of shipwreck history told by museum educators, then imitate shipwreck divers while identifying artifacts and objects that could have been found on shipwrecks in the Great Lakes. Teachers, choose from the story of the immigrant ship Phoenix, the schooner Rouse Simmons, or passenger steamer Eastland.
Learn about what makes each lighthouse uniquely built for its job of guarding and guiding. Find out how a Fresnel lens works and investigate how lighthouse keepers lived before the invention of electricity.
Join in the journey of a German immigrant during this interactive living history presentation. Then in small groups, investigate the variety of immigrant groups that made Wisconsin their home.
Through a combination of hands-on experiments and demonstrations gain a clearer understanding of the scientific principles of buoyancy, water pressure, and weight distribution. We’ll also venture into the Children’s Waterways Room for some applied learning and fun!