Wonder Years Virtual Tour
The Science Museum of Minnesota, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota has developed an interactive exhibition called Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development. In this exhibition, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, visitors can learn all about the lives of young children and what science can tell us about how their brains think and learn. As you can see by these short videos produced by CYFC, museum visitors enjoy exploring this invigorating space, and are learning all about the young children that surround them in their communities every day. Childcare providers can get into the exhibit for free with a special admission postcard.
Take a quick look at what the exhibit is all about. (1:26)
See how children think about and see the world differently than adults. (1:45)
See what the first few months of life must be like by looking through the eyes of an infant. (1:25)
See how the child’s brain rapidly develops in the first five years of life. (2:00)
Learn about the benefits of talking with kids. (1:25)
See how young children build strong relationships through play. (1:08)