Interactive Neighborhood for Kids

Experience experimental, hands-on learning in a realistic setting that encourages interactive play and the development of new skills at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK.) With dozens of exhibits to choose from, students and scouts are sure to learn lots about the real world. Visit the SunTrust bank, Medical Clinic, Radiology Department, Dentist, Courtroom, Dairy Farm, 50s Café, Beauty Salon, Grocery Store, Post Office and more! Groups can create their own pottery at You’re Fired, and even paint it. Groups can add on a magic show or arts and craft project to trips. Space for lunch is available.

Contact Info:
Address: 999 Chestnut Street, SE #11, Gainesville, GA 30501. Hall County. Tel: 770-536-1900. Website: Hrs: Mon.-Sat. 10AM-5PM, Sun. 1-5PM.

Trip Info:
Grade Level: Pre-K-5th. Activity Type: Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.