The Rigamajig, a new large-scale building kit made possible by a grant from BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation in conjunction with KaBOOM!, will be available for Creative Discovery Museum guests to play with starting March 12 in the newly-expanded Make It Space. Guests can construct a variety of configurations of the toy to perform various engineering tasks.
“We are excited to have Rigamajig added to the creative, inventing and building experiences within the newly-expanded Make It Space,” said Karen Dewhirst, museum experience manager for Science and Exhibits. “Guests of all ages will enjoy the opportunity to use the high-quality, large-scale pieces to build together with other children, use their creativity to solve problems and develop spatial thinking skills. Most importantly, though, they’ll have fun while learning.”
The Rigamajig consists of several long wooden planks, wheels, pulleys, nuts and bolts, and rope that make building from imagination not only fun, but collaborative, said officials. Cas Holman, the inventor of Rigamajig, says that “It’s not about a finished product. It’s the playful process.”
Since its debut in 2011, the Rigamajig has found its way into numerous schools, playgrounds, children’s museums, and backyards throughout the world. The idea for the kit was originally conceived and designed as a custom play feature for the High Line Park in New York City by Cas Holman and Friends of the High Line in collaboration with Early Learning Educators, Woodworkers and Children.
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