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New children's exhibit explores literacy, math in Geneva

Geneva History Museum's 'Go Figure!' open until Aug. 11

The Geneva History Museum, at 113 S. Third St., Geneva, opened a special children’s gallery exhibition, “Go Figure!” where children age 3 through 8 can explore both math and literacy activities. The exhibit, which will be open through Aug. 11, includes sorting, sequencing and pattern activities, two iPad stations, a table-top creation area and copies of all five books to read and share.
The Geneva History Museum, at 113 S. Third St., Geneva, opened a special children’s gallery exhibition, “Go Figure!” where children age 3 through 8 can explore both math and literacy activities. The exhibit, which will be open through Aug. 11, includes sorting, sequencing and pattern activities, two iPad stations, a table-top creation area and copies of all five books to read and share.

GENEVA – The Geneva History Museum has opened a special children’s gallery exhibition, “Go Figure!” where children can explore both math and literacy activities, a news release stated.

Five popular children’s books in gigantic reproductions of the artist’s original illustrations are on display at the museum, 113 S. Third St., Geneva, through Aug 11.

The books are “Arthur’s Pet Business” by Marc Brown, “The Doorbell Rang” by Pat Hutchins, “The Quilt” by Ann Jonas, “Frog and Toad are Friends: A Lost Button” by Arnold Lobel, and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” by James Marshall.

The exhibit includes sorting, sequencing and pattern activities, two iPad stations, a table-top creation area and copies of all five books to read and share.

Three drop-in story times for children age 3 to 8 are coordinated with the exhibit in cooperation with the Geneva Public Library, 127 James St. Story times are at 10 a.m. Dates are June 26 with “The Doorbell Rang,” July 26 with “Arthur’s Pet Business,” and Aug. 8 with “Goldilocks and the Three Bears.”

The readings are followed by an activity and free admission to “Go Figure!”

“Go Figure!” is sponsored by the Fabyan Foundation and was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in collaboration with the American Library Association with funding from the National Science Foundation, the release stated.

The exhibition is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Admission is $3 per person, $2 for children age 3 to 10, and free for Museum members. 

Admission includes the main gallery, “Geneva’s Story” and the feature gallery, “In Other Words: The History of Communication in Geneva” sharing the evolution of communication from the written word to the recorded word.

Information is available by visiting GenevaHistoryMuseum.org or by calling 630-232-4951.

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