Forever Forest Exhibit Opens

May 17, 2019

Forever Forest Opens at Scott Family Amazeum

National Traveling Exhibit Explores Importance of Forests to Daily Life   

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (May 16, 2019) — An adventure awaits families in Forever Forest, a national traveling exhibit that explores how we use the forest to live, work, and play. Forever Forest opens in the Scott Family Amazeum’s Traveling Exhibit Gallery on Saturday, May 25 and runs through September 9, 2019. Amazeum members can access the exhibit from 9 am to 12 pm. Forever Forest opens to the public at 12 pm.

Forever Forest provides an interactive environment for families to learn about sustainability, selective harvesting, transportation, and the many every-day products derived from trees. Created by the Omaha Children’s Museum, the national tour of Forever Forest is presented by Union Pacific Foundation and supported by the North American Wholesale Lumber Association.

The 2,000-square-foot Forever Forest exhibition is designed to teach children and adults how their everyday lives are connected to forests. Forever Forest includes areas focused on forest life and sustainable harvesting; lumber transportation; and products made from wood.

Contained within Forever Forest is a treetop climber with slide, a pretend sawmill, mini grapple skidders, and a miniature home under construction where children can help finish the project by adding siding, molding, and other details. A kid-size replica of a Union Pacific engine and railcar show how products move across the country.

Northwest Arkansas is home to large areas of forest. This exhibit connects the forests children see frequently and introduces science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to young children in a way where they can see, touch, explore and discover enhancing the learning experience and understanding of the forests around them.

Entrance to Forever Forest is included in paid daily admission. Amazeum members admitted free every day.

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About the Scott Family Amazeum

The Scott Family Amazeum is a hands-on, interactive museum featuring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities for families. Located at the intersection of J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, the Amazeum experiences include a climbable tree canopy, indoor cave, the 3M Tinkering Hub, Hershey’s Lab, Nickelodeon PlayLab, the Market sponsored by Walmart and nearly one acre of outdoor space. For more information about the museum, visit amazeum.org.