This summer the library is transforming the gallery into an ocean. Visitors will walk along our beach and into a coral reef they get to help build each Monday. There will also be a fun opportunity to explore an underwater tunnel and the SS Sabatini. This exhibit will help people discover how we all can help take care of the oceans and waterways from here in Topeka, Kansas.
Ocean ambassadors will uncover secrets about the various parts of the ocean from sandy beaches to the deep dark abyss. Every Monday visitors can work with gallery staff on art and craft projects to expand the exhibit and add to the gallery's indoor ocean.
The 21st annual art exhibit for children is made possible in part by The Library Foundation through contributions from the Sabatini Family Foundation. In addition to exploring art, we invite kids and adults to accept the Summer Reading Challenge. While art experiences develop creative skills, summer reading is proven to improve kids’ reading scores and help reduce the summer learning slide.