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Killington Resort exhibit in the Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum showcases mountain recreation

By Zach Godwin/Killington Resort- Killington Resort debuted a new exhibit at Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum in downtown Rutland earlier this month. The play structure features four-season recreational opportunities.

By Brooke Geery/Killington Resort

As part of Killington Resort’s commitment to Play Forever, it sponsored a new exhibit at the Wonderfeet Kid’s Museum located in downtown Rutland on Merchants Row.

Killington Resort exhibit offers the little ones a chance to be fully immersed in what The Beast has to offer during all four seasons, including pedal bikes and Burton Riglet snowboards. Other interactive activities include a slide, a mini rock-climbing wall, a magnetic wall to design your own trail system, photo stand-ins, and even a kids’ sized Waffle Cabin. 

“The concept for the museum is really a Vermont town, specifically in Rutland County,” said Wonderfeet’s Executive Director Danielle Monroe. “We wanted to celebrate landmarks that kids would recognize, traditions that they love about their local community, but in a whimsical, colorful way that’s kid sized.”

Including a Killington Resort exhibit was a natural partnership for the museum.

“Adding a nod to the outdoor recreation that’s a big part of Vermont life was really important to us, celebrating all four seasons of outdoor recreation,” Monroe said. “There’s so many things happening at Killington that the challenge was picking the things we we’re going to include.”

The Killington and Wonderfeet teams worked with designer Yoshi Akiyama to make the exhibit come to life, while builder Sparky Potter and his team did the heavy lifting to make it a reality. The result is a space where kids can play, learn and grow.

“We want every family that plays here to not just have a great time when they’re here, but to walk out feeling proud of themselves, of what they’ve learned, feeling proud of their family and the connections that they made, and feeling proud of their community that they came together to build something that’s so amazing,” Monroe said.

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