How do you pick corn? What’s it like to milk a cow?
These and many other questions about agriculture can be answered when visiting the new Terre Haute Children’s Museum‘s farm exhibit. Coordinated by a dedicated group of agriculture professionals and partially funded by the Vigo County Farm Bureau, the exhibit is a hands-on, interactive opportunity for children and their families to learn about today’s food supply.
“Follow Your Food” involves kids starting at a life-size Farmall tractor with a video featuring fun facts about dairy, beef, corn and today’s production farming. An actual Case IH façade sports a touch screen where a child learns about harvesting corn, how farm equipment works, and how much corn and byproducts Indiana produces. The exhibit also includes a soft-sculpture pig and piglets, as well as a standalone cow where kids can simulate milking. A grocery store and family dining room wrap up the food chain.
For more, visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.