We've been busy adding NEW areas to discover in the Marx Center. See a beaver dam, touch a beautiful Buffalo Robe, listen to and tap the Flicker's sound, sit at a slice from a hackberry tree that was turned into a new smell bottle table, and experience the new prairie wall.
Come investigate and enjoy the space that is often referred to as the 'kids room.' Here is where it's okay to touch and explore.
The Dr. Paul and Betty Marx Science Discovery Center has taken on its own identity this year. Judging from all the excitement generated from the visitors, the change is positive! We continue to thank the Marx family for their generosity and for providing the resources necessary for this renovation. A great team has joined together to provide a number of new activities. Keep coming back and discover the new additions!
The museum was proud to announce the completion of the first phase of the interior of the Marx Discovery Center. Now we are working on the second phase. Perhaps you have known this space as the Encounter Center. The new name is in honor of the donors who have made the renovation possible. We wish to thank the Marx family for this wonderful gift.
The first phase of the interior of the room has been completed. After visiting with the donor, we learned that Dr. Marx was very interested in archeology and paleontology, so we decided to begin with a focus on what this museum knows a lot about-fossils! We created a dig site. This is a re-creation of our satellite museum Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park, located north of Royal, Nebraska. There are fossil skeletons of rhinoceros waiting to be uncovered in a special dig site, touchable fossils of mammals and plants of the past and the geology of Lincoln.
The remainder of the room will eventually hold more new hands on exhibits on geology and biodiversity.
Come explore in our new dig site and become a paleontologist. Uncover the secrets of the past in this new space!