corvallis, oregon

GKC July 18-19 2015
Celebrating a quarter century of innovation and creativity

Children's Village

Hands-on art and science fun

OSU Lower Campus

da Vinci Days offers a family experience with special events and activities for kids and their parents. It's an adventure into Leonardo's world of curiosity and discovery from a child's-eye view!

Children's Village

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The Children's Village is THE place to be for families with younger kids. It's a popular venue offering fun-filled, interactive activities that teach as they entertain. Located within the main Festival grounds on the OSU Lower Campus, the village is fenced to provide a kid-friendly zone. Our friendly INFORMATION volunteers are located near the entrance to the Village to help with directions and emergency assistance.

2013 Exhibitors


Corvallis Sports Park Lil' Kickers

We will have soccer goals/balls, cones to build towers, possibly bubbles.

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum

Learn about rocketry and space by making paper rockets and shooting off rockets high in the sky!

Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program

Hands-on environmental science experiments, hands-on nutrition activity, nutritional guessing game with prizes.

Oregon Chapter American Cetacean Society

Information on cetaceans off the Oregon Coast, story time with true whale tales, bio-facts for whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Oregonians for Science & Reasoning

Providing a mix of insightful puzzles and games, optical illusions, hands-on science fun, and the Human Kaleidoscope.

Pajaggle, Inc.

Providing guests the ability, under the shade, to test their spatial recognition skills, by playing with our products: Pajaggle Boards, Pajaggle Rings, and Sport.

Sophie Scholl Schule

Explore similarities between German and English through the senses and games.  Both active games (color ID) and quiet (find German names of common objects).

Starker Forests

WOOD COOKIES - children design and decorate as they choose to make their own nametags or whatever they wish it to be.

Central Valley Christian School

Working in the wading pool, children will use PVC pipe and fittings to construct a "sprinkler structure".  Funnels can be placed in open ends in order to pour water into the structure.  The children can explore which configurations create the highest or lowest water pressure, the most interesting water sprinkling patterns, etc.  Making metal bubble wands in different shapes so kiddos make square bubbles, etc.

Corvallis Youth Symphony Association

A carnival of instruments! CYSA will provide violins, violas, and cellos - Elementary Strings instructors will teach mini-lessons to children on the instrument(s) of their choice.  Build your own instrument crafts will also be available while children wait for their turn to play.  Information about the Elementary Strings program will be available to parents and CYSA staff or El Strings instructors will be available to answer questions.

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center

Exhibit will be hosted by the Center for Women and Families at GSRMC, and it will focus on child/infant safety such as car seats, home baby proofing, sun safety, etc.

Northwest Martial Arts

Willamette University

Benton County Breastfeeding Coalition

Toy Factory

Bubbles...large bubbles, tiny bubbles, bubbles everywhere.  Make your own bubble wands or use ours.

Avery House Nature Center

Transformation of local insects. Interactive games will lead students through local insect life cycles.  Live insects viewing to compare complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

Interactive educational activities to teach visitors about ocean acidification.  Activities include small science demonstrations, creat your own marine critter game and pledge to help reduce carbon emissions.

Delphian School

Science table with our science teacher - very interactive and hands-on right at the table.  Student art work on display.


Children's Village Location

OSU Lower Campus



Thanks to a grant from the Pacific Power Foundation, we are pleased to host the Amazama Juggling School in the 2012 Children's Village.

This activity is great for all ages and abilities. Explore juggling, balance, movement and creativity in a hands-on learning environment.


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