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Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia  

509 Ewart Ave.
P.O. Box 2514
Beckley, WV
25802

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 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”


Perfect for children 2 - 12 years of age, visitors will feel like
they’re walking through a storybook as they learn about science, art and history against the backdrop of the first American fairy tale.

It all started with a book. In 1900, the publication of L. Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful
Wizard of Oz” caused a national sensation that lead to13 sequels over the next 20 years. Thistimeless tale has been brought to life in many forms and now a new colorful traveling exhibitionis a larger than life pop-up book that will dazzle the eyes and stimulate the mind, while instilling a
love of reading and storytelling.

You will begin your adventure on a farm that features Dorothy’s house. Using dress-up and roleplaying
the child will discover life on a farm in 1900 while interacting with learning activitiessuch as collecting and counting eggs; tending and harvesting the corn; and assembling a puzzle offarm animals and their sounds. Peek around the next corner and let yourself be pulled into anencounter with tornados where the science of a vortex comes alive. See the force of a storm as itsurges from F1 to F5. Spin a top in Tornado Alley and see a storm’s destructive force as it powers
through the farm.

Blow through to the Land of Munchkins with its message of tolerance for all people. Play dress up
with Munchkin clothes in a Munchkin house. Hand puppets in the Land of Oz Puppet Theater help children embrace differences among people as they meet those who live in this fantastic land -- Winkies, China People, armless Hammer-Heads and more.