|CHILDREN'S IROQUOIS MUSEUM|
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|The Children's Iroquois Museum, located on the ground floor of the
Museum, interprets the adult Museum to young people with their parents or teachers.
Descending the stairs, the visitor is reminded of the Iroquois creation story, when Sky Woman falls from a hole in the Sky World and is carried on the wings of water birds to the back of the great turtle.
|The Iroquois relationship to the natural world is emphasized in our
live turtle pond.
Visitors are encouraged to try on traditional Iroquois clothing, play the rattles and waterdrums or identify furs. There are a variety of independent exploration exercises such as Find-a-Word and Museum Quizzes as well as coloring pages that can be created and taken home.
Three exhibits in the Children's Iroquois Museum focus on beadwork, cornhusk work and pottery. Visitors learn about stone tools - how they are made and what they were used for by playing the Museum's archeology game.
Children can experience how long it takes to
A storytelling exhibit introduces children to some of the incredible characters so popular in Iroquois stories.