EverWonder Children’s Museum Experience Board of Directors member Karen Smiley officially announced the opening and dedication of its new Mag Wall, funded by the Newtown Junior Women’s Club (NJWC), on Saturday, August 2.
The Mag Wall consists of multiple PVC tubes, ramps, hoops, and cups that attach with powerful magnets to a board mounted on the wall. Wooden balls are then released, swooping, jiggling — and sometimes bouncing off — as they make their way from top to bottom of the construction, landing with a plunk in a bucket at the bottom.
“We’re very excited to have this exhibit,” Ms Smiley said, before children attendees at the event made their way over to interact with the wall.
The exhibition had been at the museum on a trial basis for about three weeks before its formal introduction to the public last weekend. Newtown Junior Women's Club donated the funds to the museum the Mag Wall could be purchased.
The museum routinely rotates exhibits throughout the two-room Experience, with each exhibit geared toward introducing children to science and art in a fun, hands-on manner.
The EverWonder Children’s Museum Experience is open Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 am to 4 pm, and on Saturdays from noon to 4 pm.