New Exhibits Attract a New Generation
However, it’s The Bishop’s newest exhibit that’s really out of this world. Opening in 2019, the Mosaic Backyard Universe is an interactive playground where children can learn about science and nature while letting their imaginations blast off. Why the name? Well, “Backyard,” because the exhibit is designed to look like a typical backyard setting. For many children, their backyards or nearby outdoor play areas will serve as their first introduction to nature, and spark their interest in understanding the science behind it all. There’s even a 30-foot-tall, man-made “mighty oak tree” (with treehouse) that serves as a centerpiece for the exhibit, and is a scientifically accurate southern live oak tree that will educate children on different plants and wildlife. Second, “Universe,” because of a huge model of our solar system hanging from the ceiling, and a “cardboard rocket” big enough for kids to get inside and explore. This is only the beginning to this monumental exhibit.