Acton, MA – The Discovery Museums are hosting a new traveling exhibit—a combination art gallery and construction lab—of 15,000 KEVA Planks from January 10 through May 18, 2014. To celebrate the exhibit opening, the Museums will host an evening of free admission on Friday, January 17th, from 4:30 to 8:30pm.
KEVA planks are identical hardwood maple blocks measuring ¼” x ¾” x 4½”. Every piece is precision cut so they fit together perfectly and create surprisingly stable structures. The magic is in the simplicity: since every piece is exactly the same, there is no need for glue or connectors or special pieces. KEVA Planks require just simple stacking so even young children know what to do, but few parents can resist the chance to get in on the action.
“Building and creating come naturally to kids,” said Neil Gordon, CEO of The Discovery Museums. “The beauty of the KEVA Planks exhibit is that there will be an enormous supply of them, so kids and families can really exercise their creativity and have fun together. We are really excited to bring this special exhibit to our visitors.”
Many pre-built structures will be on display to inspire visitors to build their own creations. They range from very simple stacked structures for young children to elaborate brain twisters that are a challenge even for professional architects and engineers.
Design! Build! KEVA! is generously funded by Boston Foundation for Architecture and JM Coull, Inc.
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About The Discovery Museums
The Discovery Museums are the children’s and science museums of Metrowest Boston, paired on a single campus in Acton, MA. The Museums serve families and schools from towns throughout the region, with a commitment to informal education that enhances classroom learning. The hands-on, playful exhibits, developed by professional educators, inspire curiosity, exploration, experimentation and imagination. The Discovery Museums combine manageable scale, convenient location and free parking to provide a fun and engaging experience where children and adults can discover their world together. For more information visit