The first-floor traveling galleries host traveling exhibits from across the nation and some created right here at EdVenture. There’s always something new to see and do.
From Here to Timbuktu takes visitors on a journey through West Africa’s spectacular and diverse geographic regions. Along the way children and adults are immersed in an adventure of discovery as they learn about the rhythm of West African life. In each geographic region, children are introduced to the foodways, customs and culture of the people who call that area home. From the coastal cities, visitors take a sojourn through the treetops of mountain rainforests, carefully making their way to the open-air family compound on the Savanna. Finally, children trek the last leg of their journey to the Sahel where they will find Timbuktu, an ancient center of learning. From Here to Timbuktu is a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience! Children can explore the differences of a culture a world away while celebrating some of the similarities that connect West African and American lives. Different modes of transportation are used in each geographical region of the exhibit to further emphasize the journey visitors will take. Whether visitors are fishing the coastal waters, learning new movements in dance school, cooking in the family compound or studying in Timbuktu’s ancient university, this is one journey that will make a lasting impression.
January 20, 2018
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