The Children's Discovery Museum at Bloomington will begin installing a brand new $800,000 agriculture exhibit today, called AgMazing. The installation will include a crane lift of a tractor cab and other large exhibit pieces into the museum. When it's complete, AgMazing will be the largest children's museum agriculture exhibit in the world.
The hands-on exhibit will allow visitors to immerse themselves into the world of agriculture as they track the journey of grain from the field to the plate - starting with the tractor planting the field - to harvest, storage, processing and finally consumption.
In AgMazing, visitors will be able to:
- Plant seeds
- Investigate crop stress factors
- Drive a tractor and combine
- Crank the auger to move the grain
- Process soybeans
- Milk a cow
The grand opening for the new exhibit is scheduled for Friday, November 24 at 10 a.m. and in addition to exhibit play will include special activities and giveaways.
AgMazing was developed by the Children's Discovery Museum, in partnership with the McLean County Farm Bureau Foundation and the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service Foundation.
For a taste of some of the video found in the exhibit, visit the Museum's website at www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.net.