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Exhibit: American Adventure

January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm


January 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am
June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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Mercer Museum
84 S Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901 United States
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What did it take for early American settlers to survive in their New World environment?  This  fun and challenging exhibit, based on the experiences of the first Jamestown colonists in  1607-08, immerses visitors in a harrowing ordeal to survive for one year.  Wind your way  through a series of interactive experiences, set within a 2500 square foot maze, and see if you can make it through without “perishing” along the way!  This fun and educational role-playing adventure is designed especially for children, families, and school and other youth groups, and features a zip line, rock climb and many other hands-on, minds-on activities. Created by Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes and the Virginia Living Museum, American Adventure blends history, science, nature and fortune in an exciting interactive environment.   The exhibit is included with museum admission. No advance tickets are necessary.


American-Adventure Programs:
Saturday, March 5, 1 pm: Shipboard Foods of the 1600s

American Adventure Try-It Activities:

Sunday, January 31, 2-4 p.m.,  Light and Fire-making 
Sunday, February 21, 2 -4 pm,  Water Compass
Sunday, March 20, 2 – 4 p.m.,  Working Wood 


American Adventure is generously sponsored by:

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More than 60 Early American trades are represented in the Mercer Museum.
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