Exhibit Hall – Level 2
KidsTown offers 11,000 square feet of skill-based activities, where children ages 7 and under are encouraged to play to learn and find excitement around every corner.
Guests can partake in imaginative roleplaying, teamwork and creative play, which is an important part of children’s cognitive development. You’ll star in your own play, learn how oranges travel from tree to table, experiment with cause and effect while having fun with water, and so much more. Young families will enjoy a high-quality and immersive experience!
There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread through water play areas. Additionally, the treatment of the water with bromine should inactivate the virus in water. (CDC, 2020)
Featuring seven dynamic and interactive zones!
Presented by: Dr. Phillips Charities
In the Orange Grove, children find endless opportunities for imaginative play and experimentation with simple machines. Moving oranges throughout the space builds motor skills and stimulates learning through collaboration, communication, and teamwork, while also developing key process skills such as measuring, sorting, and weighing.
Isaacs Family ClimbTime
Active and exploratory play is a great way to encourage children to enjoy physical activity. Gross-motor development, focus, hand-eye coordination, body confidence, and overcoming fears are all part of the Isaacs Family ClimbTime experience. These exercises help children explore their abilities and become more comfortable taking risks in a safe environment.
ClimbTime is for children ages 4-7 and their caregivers.
Presented by: Embrace Families
It often seems that toddlers never sit still as they use their developing skills to explore the world around them! Toddlers love to exercise these skills and allowing them to do so on their own terms helps them build confidence in their abilities. Here in Toddler Town, let them determine what they want to explore and let them learn how to navigate and experience activities on their own.
Toddler Town is for children ages 0-2 and their caregivers.
Drip Drop Splash
Presented by: James M. Cox Foundation
At the water tables, we see young scientists in action. Using water and various props as their tools, children experiment with physics, engineering, material science, and fluid dynamics as they develop and test their ideas about the way water moves. Touching, pouring, moving, and even splashing reveals the unique properties of water and encourages experimentation.
Presented by: AdventHealth for Children
In the Studio, children are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of activities and workshops that help them learn to think creatively, problem-solve, express themselves, and collaborate. The flexibility of this space makes it the perfect environment for children to build confidence in a variety of skills and discover that playing can be learning!
Harriett's KidsTown Theatre
Children get the green light to be loud, be silly, and to celebrate their imagination in Harriett’s KidsTown Theatre. Drama, music, and movement are known to improve reading comprehension as well as both verbal and nonverbal communication.
Presented by: Publix Super Markets Charities
The world is full of things just waiting to be built and discovered. Explore It! represents a collection of those things, with an emphasis on open-ended activities designed for a new and unique experience with each visit. Whether children are exploring cause-and-effect or constructing their own tower as part of an explorative building exercise, they are exposed to an abundance of interactives that boost their social, physical, and cognitive skills.
Thank You to Our Generous Donors
AdventHealth for Children
$500,000 – $999,999
City of Orlando • Dr. Phillips Charities • Florida Division of Cultural Affairs • Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs • The Isaacs Family
$100,000 – $499,999
Embrace Families • Harriett’s Charitable Trust • Event Network • Margret A. Cargill Foundation • PNC Bank • Publix Supermarket Charities • The James M. Cox Foundation • The Martin Andersen – Gracia Andersen Foundation
$25,000 – $99,999
Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation • Lucy DiPasqua • Finfrock • Virginia and Robert Finfrock • Dennis and Karen Lind • BG Stephen M. Seay, USA (Ret) and Seay Business Solutions, LLC • Paula Stuart • The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, Inc. • The Hearst Foundations • Keri and Luke Widmer
$10,000 – $24,999
A. Friends’ Foundation • Aland Family • Jeff and Faith Buhler • Michel and Lisa Champagne • Sue and Jim Cross • Catriona and Mike Harris • Samual and Heather Miller • JoAnn and Rich Newman • William J. Slot, Jr. • Scott H. Wilson • Ying Family Foundation • Dennis Nolte and Rebecca York