The Anniston Museum of Natural History revealed its plans for a new children’s exhibit entitled Force Factory at a reception on June 10, 2021.
Force Factory is the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s redesigned hands-on discovery exhibit. The museum will introduce its youngest patrons to how these forces affect the natural world, how to protect life from nature’s power, and nature’s importance to the development of life. Through moving imagery, hands-on activities, and interactive experiences, Force Factory will demonstrate how interconnected these natural forces are.
Force Factory will incorporate STEAM standards from the State of Alabama Course of Study. Through cross-generational participatory exhibits and free play activities, children will develop and strengthen their imagination and problem-solving skills.
Force Factory will be fully ADA compliant and mindful of those who are susceptible to photosensitivity.
“These forces of Earth deserve our understanding and respect. Force Factory will provide the Anniston Museum of Natural History an exhibit dedicated to introducing nature’s power to our younger guests,” said Alan Robison, the Anniston Museums and Gardens’ Executive Director.
The design for Force Factory is made possible by a grant from the Kiwanis Club of Anniston. The Anniston Museums and Gardens is proud to partner with the Kiwanis Club of Anniston as we enrich the educational opportunities for our youth. Investing in today’s young minds ensures a brighter tomorrow.
Museum officials are actively soliciting sponsorships to complete the fabrication of the design.
Contributions to Force Factory are made to the Anniston Museum Endowment Corporation, a 501©(3) organization.
About Anniston Museum of Natural History:
Anniston Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is located at 800 Museum Drive in Anniston, AL and is a part of the Anniston Museums and Gardens. AMNH is accredited through the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Affiliate. For further information, please call 256-237-6766.