Focus on Education & Outreach
like a pig farmer and learn how farmers take care of their pigs by completing a list of chores at the Pipestone Pig Pen and stock the shelves with items from the near by crop field, shop and check out at the Pipestone Marketplace.
The Pipestone Pig Pen and Pipestone Marketplace are just two elements of the “Grow It” exhibit, which opened June 25 and features 3,000 square feet of agriculture-themed exhibits on the center’s third floor. The exhibits include a tractor cab, crops that can be picked and inspected, tunnels to see what happens down in the soil and more. The pig pen and marketplace as well as interactive iPad stations with video farm tours and a pig trivia game were sponsored by Pipestone as part of its effort to tell people where their food comes from.
“It’s all a farm to market exhibit,” said Sylvia Wolters, public relations director for Pipestone.
Jenna Isaacson, museum and public programs manager at Washington Pavilion, said the Pipestone Marketplace and Pipestone Pig Pen provide a way for young visitors to the center to use “pretend play” to bring the agriculture industry to life.
“Pipestone’s contribution to “Grow It” has allowed us to bring new exhibits in to inspire, educate and enrich our guests on the important South Dakota industry of agriculture,” Isaacson said. “Pipestone’s addition of the pig pen and educational content on the importance of rearing animals is an excellent feature found within ‘Grow It.’”
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