On display May 27 – September 4, 2017
Action-Packed Fun For All!
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ inspires physical activity. This heart-pumping exhibition invites guests to explore action-adventure scenes where they can jump into Action Star Training. Adventure Scenes include Surf & Snow Boarding (balance), Kung Fu Forest (coordination), Climbing Canyon (strength), and Flycycle Sky (endurance). An Action Star Training Centre with Yoga Station, Strength Centre, and Dance Club are also part of the experience. Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ stimulates the body and mind while simultaneously boosting physical development, promoting a healthy lifestyle, and activating cognitive development.
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ was developed by the Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with the Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative.
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Please choose one of the following events or programs to learn more:
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ Spring Break Day Camp
(for children in Grades 1 through 5 in the 2016-2017 School Year)
Dates: March 27 – 31, 2017
- Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ Members Sneak Peek Event
Date: May 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00PM
- Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ Grand Opening Event
Date: May 27, 2017
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
- Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ School Programs
(for Grades N – 5)
Dates: May 27 – June 30, 2017
- Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ Summer Day Camps
(for children entering Grades 1 through 5 in the upcoming 2017-2018 School Year)
Dates: July 3 – September 1, 2017
Run! Jump! Fly! Adventures In Action™ features four Adventure Scenes and an Action Star Training Centre. Each Adventure Scene provides an imaginative setting in which guests can try out a high-appeal physical activity and highlight a specific physical challenge of balance, strength, coordination, or cardiovascular endurance.
- Surfing & Snowboarding (Balance):
Visitors don Hawaiian shirts or down-style vests, choose one of four balance boards – two basic and two advanced – and see how long they can stay on for the ride. A motion sensor triggers a two-minute video sequence that takes the riders through pine trees and past lakes as they snowboard down a mountain. Then the video takes the riders off the edge of a cliff and sailing into the clouds before landing as surfers in the ocean. The activity challenges and builds the riders’ balance.
- Kung Fu Forest (Coordination):
Visitors enter a clearing in a bamboo forest and begin the kung fu session with a bow to show the three principles of kung fu: strength, peace, and respect. Three lantern posts display instructional images of kung fu animal stances – still, “ready” positions inspired by the rooster, the snake, and the tiger. After visitors try the animal stances, they can push a button to trigger a sequence of lightbox images that guide the participant from still poses into a flow of action. The panels also illustrate the cultural origins of kung fu and other martial arts.
- Climbing Canyon (Strength):
A trailhead marker introduces four different trails: the Toddler Trail, Beginners’ Bend, Rugged Ridge, and the Extreme Expanse. Visitors of varying skill and ability levels successfully traverse the trails to safely explore a cave holding a hidden treasure. Hand and footholds guide the visitors across the horizontal walls. The Climbing Canyon shows visitors how lifting and holding up their own body weight is a valid strength-building activity.
- Flycycle Sky (Endurance):
Visitors merge their imagination with physical activity when they strap on a bike helmet and climb on one of the Museum’s flycycles. These stationary bikes with wings or propellers each face a cloud-shaped panel. For every few rotation of the wheels, a star lights up in the sky. The flycycles vary in form: one is a tandem bike with a recumbent seat in front, an upright in back and two pairs of wings above; another is a hand-pedaled chariot with an overhead propeller.
Action Star Training Centre
The Action Star Training Centre provides visitors with challenges of balance, strength, coordination, and cardiovascular and muscular endurance through simple activities that kids can do at home.
- Yoga Station (Balance):
At the Yoga Station, visitors try out the tree pose and the cat stretch, as well as learn the origins of yoga.
- Strength Centre (Strength):
At the Strength Centre, a kid-friendly interpretation of gym equipment, visitors experiment with upper- and lower-body strength. They can try out monkey bars, leg presses, self-weighted rowers, and adaptive chin-ups.
- Dance Club (Coordination):
In the Dance Club, visitors choose dance moves and music to get their heart pumping, going freestyle, or following the dancer on the screen.
The Toddler Pyramid offers the youngest visitors a separate place to experiment with physical activity away from the thick of the action. With adventure-theme flair, the Toddler Pyramid features toddler-sized steps, a climbing net, and a slide. It emphasizes that you are never too young to be physically active.
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Time: 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Stay tuned for more event details coming soon!
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