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"The Space Place"

On the way to the Spatial Room, children stop to ponder the optical illusion wall: is it a face or a vase? They then enter the space place, where the 'intelligence of the image' lives through a construction site where a bulldozer is driven and blueprints are drawn. There are architectural blocks to design buildings from around the world, tubes to experiment with gravity and in and out, and a 'cool garbage' sculpting space with ample tape to make those egg cartons and boxes become rocket ships or complex machines. Inspired by Harold and the Purple Crayon, children can visit the chalkboard house to draw windows and doors in intricate and chalked detail.