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.
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: