Art Smart Center

Paint, dance, create!

The Art Smart Center is the Museum’s newest permanent exhibit that encourages imaginative play and creation. Areas include Sketch Town, Center Stage, Moving With Light, Playing With Light, the Paint Window, Tinker Lab, and a large face painting station.

Take the Learning Home: Homemade Play Dough Recipe
Homemade play dough can delight the senses and provide hours of free-form sculpting fun. Try our recipe and let us know how it turns out!

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tarter
3 tbsp. oil
3 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms by pulling away from the sides. Knead dough until the texture matches play dough (1-2 minutes). Store in plastic container. Should last for 3 months or longer.