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Customs House Museum brings traveling exhibit “Go Figure!” to Clarksville

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – Storybooks present enjoyable, meaningful, interactive math explorations to children and adults in Go Figure! – a national traveling exhibit that opens March 1st at the Customs House Museum.

Go Figure! transforms charming children’s books into a kid-sized world where children and adults can have fun exploring math with familiar characters such as Arthur, Frog and Toad, and the Three Bears.

Go Figure! exhibit coming to Clarksville's Customs House Museum Monday, March 1st.
Go Figure! exhibit coming to Clarksville’s Customs House Museum Monday, March 1st.

Each of the five colorful larger-than-life books in the exhibit includes a math-related activity such as measuring, weighing, or sorting, along with labels to guide parents.

Featured books are Arthur’s Pet Business, The Doorbell Rang, The Quilt, Frog and Toad are Friends: A Lost Button, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

“Using familiar children’s books, the exhibit offers our community delightful experiences with simple math and demonstrates that math is learned naturally by the inventive, curious mind. Children ages two to seven years old and their parents or caregivers will enjoy the lively graphics of the exhibit and the related programs and activities,” said Terri Jordan, Curator of Exhibits.

Come and experience how parents’ involvement in learning can help foster a child’s natural curiosity and intuitive sense of math, and make a difference in school and later life. Go Figure! will be on exhibit through June 14th. Developed by Minnesota Children’s Museum in partnership with the American Library Association and supported by the National Science Foundation.

For more information on above events contact Terri Jordan, Exhibits Curator, at 931.648.5780 or .

About the Customs House Museum

Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterLocated in the heart of historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee, the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is the State’s second largest general museum.

With over 35,000 square feet of the region’s best hands-on activities and special events…people of all ages agree – the Customs House Museum is well worth the stop!

The Explorer’s Gallery is packed with fun, learning and fantasy in Aunt Alice’s Attic, McGregor’s Market and kitchen, and of course – the Bubble Cave! Finally, get “all aboard” to see our fantastic model trains. Our volunteer engineers “ride the rails” every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Regular museum hours are 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Adult admission is $7.00, Senior Citizens and College ID $5.00, Ages 6 to 18 $3.00, and under six years and Museum members are free.

The Customs House Museum is located at 200 South Second Street. For more information, call 931.648.5780 or visit their website at www.customshousemuseum.org

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