Friday, December 4, 2009


A email just sent to Museum staff by our graphic designer that gives another peek into the Underland planning process AND reminds me why I love working at the Children's Museum:

Subject: ANTS!
Fri, 04 Dec 2009 15:48:25
From: Valerie Haggerty-Silva

No - not to worry. They are not here in the Museum.

In our research & development for Underland, our new exhibit opening in June 2010, we are planning to fabricate a large sign on the back side of the cave opening. It will depict a much larger than life ant tunnel and spell out the word Underland. We have been on the hunt for large (3" - 5") plastic or rubber ants that will be placed in these tunnels. While you go about your business, do any holiday shopping or visit any cool stores, please be on the lookout for big ants. If you come across anything interesting let me know where and how much. We need about 20 or so we are looking for big, cost effective ants.

Thanks for your help!
ValerieIf YOU have any ideas of where to find big ants, please leave us a comment! And a reminder that we'd also love your help collecting natural materials to use in the exhibit, like acorns, pinecones and chestnuts. You can leave items with our admissions desk staff. Click here to learn more.

1 comment:

Lisa K. said...

Hi Val -
Party supply stores can be a great source - here are some ants that aren't quite as big as what you're looking for (they're 2 and 1/2 inches) but it might be a good track to follow. Can't wait to see how it all turns out!