New Summer Exhibitions Open at Kaleideum – Toy Time and IceVenture
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (May 31, 2018) —Two special exhibitions opened recently at Kaleideum for visitors to enjoy throughout the summer. Toy Time made its debut at Kaleideum Downtown on Thursday, May 24. This colorful exhibit invites both children and the young at heart to “take a trip back in time… back to when there were no cell phones or video games, and batteries were never included.” Participants can engage with tumbling, sliding, rocking, spinning, dancing, and flying folk toys that demonstrate the effects of gravity, inertia, rhythm, harmonic motion, and mechanics. Kaleideum Downtown is located at 390 S Liberty Street in Winston-Salem.
Kaleideum North opened IceVenture on Saturday, May 26. IceVenture is a traveling exhibit that has been displayed – to rave reviews – at Kaleideum Downtown in recent years, but this is its premiere at the organization’s North campus. The popular exhibit allows both children and adults to build foam block igloos, collect snowballs, go ice-fishing, and “skate away their cares” on the sock skating rink. Kaleideum North is located at 400 W Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem. Both exhibitions are included with museum admission and free for Kaleideum members. For more information about Kaleideum – including hours, prices, and special events – visit www.kaleideum.org.
About Kaleideum – Kaleideum was formed by the merger of The Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem and SciWorks in July 2016. Kaleideum Downtown (formerly The Children’s Museum) was founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem and opened its doors in 2004. Kaleideum North (formerly SciWorks), also founded by the Junior League of Winston-Salem, opened its doors as the Nature Science Center in 1964. The two museums merged into a single organization with a new mission – “Inspiring wonder, curiosity, and lifelong learning in our children and community through interactive play and discovery” – and the goal of eventually opening a new building in downtown Winston-Salem.