Components & Interactives

Exhibit Highlights

  • Museum Artifacts
    More than 100 unique objects, including an ancient Florida canoe, a contemporary dugout from the Pacific Northwest, canoe paddles and model canoes from across the Americas, fishing equipment, canoe-making tools and more.
  • Hands-On Interactives
    Be an archaeologist at an ancient canoe discovery site. Use a microscope to identify woods. Discover objects from ancient canoe cultures. Touch trade materials and model canoes. Create a rubbing from a sacred Mayan engraving. Design your own paddle. Climb into a real dugout.
  • Media Components
    Four short films showcase the making of a canoe, canoe science, the world's largest find of ancient dugouts, and the 2009 Native American Canoe Journey.
  • Large-Format Graphics
    Numerous large-format historic engravings, photo backdrops and interpretive panels.