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Wonders Years

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.


Wonder Years: Overview

Take a quick look at what the exhibit is all about. (1:26)

Wonder Years: Mountains Task

See how children think about and see the world differently than adults. (1:45)

Wonder Years: Baby Goggles

See what the first few months of life must be like by looking through the eyes of an infant. (1:25)

Wonder Years: Brain Pruning

See how the child’s brain rapidly develops in the first five years of life. (2:00)

Wonder Years: Keep Talking

Learn about the benefits of talking with kids. (1:25)

Wonder Years: Kitchen

See how young children build strong relationships through play. (1:08)

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