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Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center to close for renovations

The Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center will close for renovations and installation of new exhibits beginning Nov. 24. A grand re-opening is tentatively scheduled for fall 2015.

 

During the center’s closure, Falls of the Ohio State Park naturalists will move their programs into the schools in spring 2015. There are five 45-minute educational programs for students that can be scheduled by teachers:

 

  • Fossil Lab: 3rd grade & above

  • Fossil Lab: Primary Grade Level (K-2)

  • Minerals and Our World: 3rd grade & above

  • Archaeology Lab: 3rd grade & above

  • The Corps of Discovery & the Natural World: 2nd grade & above

 

Teachers can get more information and make a reservation for their group or classroom at (812) 280-9970.

 

The new interactive, immersive exhibits and building renovations are the result of a $6 million fundraising campaign by The Falls of the Ohio Foundation, the nonprofit support organization for the state park. The new exhibits have been developed in partnership with Solid Light, the Louisville-based, nationally recognized museum design company. The Interpretive Center opened in 1994.

“We are very excited to reach this milestone of revamping the Interpretive Center during the 20th anniversary of its operation,” said Kelley Morgan, interpretive manager for the state park.

 

Falls of the Ohio State Park (stateparks.IN.gov/2984.htm) is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.