Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum is getting a new exhibit

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum in Monroe is getting a new exhibit that's sure to make you think. It's called 'Brain Teaser' and they say it will be great for older kids and even their parents.

The Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum is getting a new exhibit designed to test your critical thinking. (KNOE)

Melissa Saye is the Museum Director and says they haven’t had an exhibit like this in about twelve years. The exhibit will officially open next Thursday, August 8th at 10 a.m.

Saye says they purchased the exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. She says they have 20 different mind-bending puzzles and games that will rotate out.

"So it's a lot of mathematical solving puzzles, making things add up into certain orders, placing pegs, and playing games against other people to have some interaction,” explains Saye, “so it's a challenge for your critical thinking skills."

With school starting soon, Saye says they want teachers to know that the museum can bring exhibits to the schools. She says they know some schools don’t have much money for field trips, so they want to make sure they can bring fun and education to every classroom.

One of the exhibits they bring to the schools is their giant inflatable globe. It teaches students about the Earth’s systems, and you can even sit inside the globe. Saye says they also touch on the wonders of the world when they bring the globe.

"We are here to support the educational system, and the teachers and bringing to life some of the things that they teach in the classroom,” says Saye. “Our exhibits, of course, do that, certainly we've got role play, and with our new exhibit we've got some other things that are more challenging for older students."

They say you can call the museum to sign up school groups.

Saye says some school groups have already booked dates for their Christmas display. She says they’re planning to have a new giant snow globe that you can climb into and take great pictures.

The museum is also working with local designers and doctors to make a new interactive medical exhibit that they can take anywhere. Saye says they should release details about that project in the next few weeks.

Again, the grand opening for their Brain Teaser exhibit is Thursday, August 8th, 2019, at 10 am. Admission is $6 per person.