Because children love role playing, performing "real work" and acting like adults, this exhibit creates a space where young visitors can practice both creative and commerce skills in a fun environment.
At Pizza Place, visitors can try on cooks' aprons and hats, then make pizza creations using soft sculpture ingredients such as pizza dough, green peppers, pineapple and pepperoni. Using real pizza pans and peels, they can then place their creations in a brick "oven" lighted to appear hot. Other participants can take orders from customers seated at small café tables or ring up purchases on a cash register and make change. This experience encourages creativity and cooperation while building essential math and life skills.