EDUCATIONAL, INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE EXHIBITS ENGAGING VISITORS OF ALL AGES
The new Farm Pavilion will house a 10,000 sq. ft. exhibition space, which includes a changing exhibit and program space.
LOBBY AND RECEPTION
This area introduces visitors to The Farming for Life Experience. From the lobby, visitors can purchase tickets at the reception desk, access the orientation theater or go straight into the exhibits. A donor panel recognition panel prominently displays the people and organizations who made this project possible.
The theater serves as an orientation to The Farming for Life Experience with a prologue of sequenced multi-image photographs conveying the wonder and beauty of the region. A dramatic video explores the lifeways of farming in Northwest Washington, offering an historical perspective, an exploration of the importance of farming to the region and a celebration of farming as a way of life.
MILESTONES IN HISTORY | TRIBUTE TO FFA & 4H
The distant and varied history of farming in the region is a story of hard work and persistence. Starting with first peoples and early immigrants and looking at the changes over the centuries, this area showcases the evolving techniques and equipment used to improve agricultural practices over the centruies.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Washington State University's Research Lab, located adjacent to the exhibits will provide a support systems to farmers in Northwest Washington. They offer expertise in agricultural practices, developing cost-effective and environmentally-sound plant production practices based directly on results from experimental field, greenhouse and laboratory research trials.
THE INNOVATION ARCADE
Showcasing evolving technologies and advances in agricultural practices, the Innovation Arcade uses interactive games and hands-on activities to show just how complex farming in the 21st century is.
The Dairy-Go-Round captures the essence of dairy farming with a hands-on milking cow, giving visitors a feel for what it takes to milk a cow and an opportunity to better understand the many different aspects of the life and work of farmers and their cows.
BERRIES | WHAT GROWS HERE | BY THE NUMBERS
Northwest Washington is a fertile growing area for all kinds of berries and vegetables - as well as a protected area for growing seed potatoes. This area explores the many types of foods grown in the region and explains why only seed potatoes are grown here.
FACES & FACETS OF FARMING
There are hundreds of people who have dedicated their lives to farming in Northwest Washington. This exhibit explores their stories and puts a face to the many different kinds of farmers who make this region so productive.
CONTROLLED AGRICULTURE STATION | GIANT BOOK OF BERRIES
How does a greenhouse work? This area will show you how! A giant flip book exploring the world of berries shows how all the different types of berries and how they each have unique characteristics.
360 DEGREE THEATER
Through animated light, sound, and multi-image, the 360 Surround Theater dramatically portrays the full process of creating food by Northwest Washington Farmers.
AREA 46 | WONDERWALL
The Wonderwall pays tribute through many objects, mementos, souvenirs and photographs to the hard work and ingenuity of generations of farmers.