Tree Houses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees!

Hang out…in the trees! Stomp on the Forest Sound Dance Floor to make woodpecker tapping sounds and turkey gobbles! Turn a tree into a house—and back again—using a Spin Browser! Be a responsible forester—learn about sustainable logging. Design and build a model treehouse. Be an animal tracker as you hunt for signs left by bear, raccoon and skunk!

  • Designed for a family audience
  • Developed by EEC! (Environmental Exhibit Collaborative)
  • Funded by: Jane’s Trust, Cabot Family Charitable Trust, IMLS
  • Size: 1,500-2,000 sq. ft.
  • Rental Fee: $26,000 for 3-1/2+ months
  • Shipping: 1 truck

  • Trees provide habitats for many different animals.
  • Animals have adapted to life in the trees.
  • Animals leave identifiable traces behind, such as footprints, scratch marks and scat!
  • Trees are used to make many different products in our lives: houses, drinks, and foods such as nuts, fruit and chocolate!
  • We can be good environmental stewards by planting trees and logging sustainably.
  • Trees sustain life on Earth.

Tree Houses
Fall 2023: Booked
Spring 2024: Booked
Summer 2024: Booked
Fall 2024: Booked
Spring 2025: Booked
Summer 2025: Booked
Fall 2025: Available


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