DAYTON OHIO – MAY 1, 2017 Opening on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 12:00 noon, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents Fore! The Planet, a fun, family-friendly exhibition that connects
DAYTON OHIO – MAY 1, 2017 Opening on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at 12:00 noon, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery presents Fore! The Planet, a fun, family-friendly exhibition that connects concern for the environment with the game of miniature golf. This thought-provoking and sports-oriented experience matches facts about conservation, food chains, water resources, and a host of other natural phenomena with a golfer’s skill and problem-solving ability. Fore! The Planet runs through Sunday, August 27, 2017.
Along the fairway, at successive holes, participants face fresh sets of challenges. Competitors are tasked with working through solutions to well-known ecological problems.
As golfers progress throughout the course and meet new challenges, they learn about issues related to evolution, dinosaur extinction, butterfly metamorphosis, food chains and more. The more they learn about the subject at each hole, the better they play.
Among other topics explored in Fore!The Planet are natural selection, backyard ecosystems, predator and prey, and recycling, to name a few. This innovative interactive display explores details of the potential damage wrought by both ecological disasters and natural phenomena.
An example of a challenge at one hole is; SEED DISPERSAL – Your ball represents the seed from the fruit of a tree. Feed the ball to the CASSOWARY, the WILD PIG, or the PARROT. Which animal do you think will best disperse the seed?
As players are discovering important facts about the natural world, they are also learning to avoid hazards presented in the exhibition. As a result, guests play the game more skillfully. The reward, as in every game of golf, is to finish the hole with fewer strokes.
For an enjoyable and intellectually stimulating time, visit Fore! The Planet at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
About the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Located at 2600 DeWeese Parkway, the Boonshoft Museum is open to the public 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 12 noon-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $14.50 adults, $12.50 seniors (60+), and $11.50 for children (3-17). Children under 3 and members are free. (937) 275-7431. BoonshoftMuseum.org
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