Wedges, levers and pulleys, oh my! Learning is simple with simple machines. Head outside to play in our hands-on TreeHouse Adventure. Use a pulley to lift yourself off the rooftop. Climb to new heights in the multi-pod treehouse and take in the views of Chattanooga. Each pod has a different theme to explore:
- The Gathering House encourages pretend play and social interaction with its natural hut design, complete with furniture and built-in appliances made of wood and natural materials. This pod is located on the roof and is wheelchair accessible.
- The Weather Pod offers guests a scientific experience, allowing them to use their senses to make observations about current weather conditions, identify clouds, read weather instruments, and record their observations. This pod is made possible by Local 3 WRCB.
- The Relaxation Pod encourages feelings of calm and relaxation through various positions to recline, relax, and observe. Explore curio boxes that contain natural woodland, seascape, and man-made items.
- The Reflection Pod stimulates opportunities for experiential play with its reflective surface along the exterior and interior of the pod, including a color wheel operated by a wheel crank to create a colorful array of light within the pod. Guests can shoot an air cannon to create movement along a shimmering gold reflection wall.
- In the Observation Nest, visitors feel like they are in a swaying treetop as they are rewarded with a wonderful 360-degree view of downtown Chattanooga.
TreeHouse Adventure will be closed in the event of thunder, lightning, heavy rain or other extreme weather. Please check with the Museum in advance for that day's weather conditions.
PlayCore, Local 3 WRCB