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Children’s Discovery Gallery: Where the Wild Things Are January 17, 2013  |  By Jane Lavino

“The ever-kind and infinitely playful Curator of Education for the Museum, Jane Lavino, with our little guy looking at Where the Wild Things Are - while in costume – of course…” -George Bumann

When the days are in the negative digits for a stretch, as they have been in Jackson Hole recently, it is nice to have some fun indoor options for kids. I recently joined sculptor, George Bumann, and his adorable three-year-old in our Children’s Discovery Gallery.

The little guy especially loved the costumes. He so enjoyed that furry tiger costume, in fact, that he kept it on as we toured the other galleries of the Museum, which brought a smile to many of the adults who were “seriously” contemplating the art. –Hey, at least it’s a warm costume!

The Discovery Gallery boasts a well-stocked art studio with kid-friendly materials for drawing, rubber-stamping, making texture rubbings, and sculpting (Make something wild out of pipe cleaners and clay!) It has a life-sized diorama that kids can climb inside, a puppet theater with wildlife characters of course, and a reading nook with a rope hammock for cuddling up with a favorite book.

In addition to all this, it’s a balmy 68 degrees at all times! -Hope to see you and your “little ones” soon.

Photo Courtesty of George Bumann

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