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Wonder Works Expands Great Outdoors Exhibit and Adds an Exhibit Specific for Infants

Oak Park, IL - February 11, 2004 - Wonder Works, A Childrens Museum in Oak Park, has added an exhibit designed specifically for infants. The "infant nest" exhibit, which is an extension of the Great Outdoors exhibit, provides a safe space for those who are crawling - or just learning to walk - to develop gross and fine motor skills through a variety of interactive elements.

The exhibit was designed by Oak Park resident Joe Fiacchino and built by Houston-based SafeSpace Concepts, which develops exhibits for museums around the country. A grant from the Harris Foundation made the infant nest possible.

Wonder Works has also expanded its Great Outdoors exhibit to include a wooden rowboat refurbished by Boy Scout John Houston from Troop 22, which is led by Larry Brozek. Designed to encourage exploration of nature, The Great Outdoors exhibit also enables kids to pretend to camp, picnic, hike and climb a tree.

Contact: John Harris, 312.345.0650 or Deborah Gill, 312.884.0054