Morrill Hall provides Saturday exhibit that goes ‘Beyond the Five Senses’


LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The world can be an exciting and mysterious place in the eyes of children, but to help make sense of a small part of it, experts at Morrill Hall held a day of events dedicated to diving into the understanding of the five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing.

Investigate Saturday Science Lab’s ‘Beyond the Five Senses’ had five booths that families could stop by, each focusing on an animal whose senses were more developed than humans.

Education programs coordinator, Jason Nord, said these monthly events teach children to explore a beautiful but complicated world.

“We hope that they take away the message that ‘science is fun and science is exploratory; something that they can do and have fun with,” he said.

Nord said the Investigate events are part of an initiative to provide more hands-on learning experiences for families to take part in. Each month carries a different theme, so no lesson is repeated.

“We always make sure there is a chance for the children to explore and really do the learning by using their hands, problem solving and thinking about the world in those larger ways,” he said.

The next Investigate Saturday is scheduled for April 8, and will look into the science behind green energy.

For more details on future events visit Morrill Hall’s website.

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