Through the JHCM “Design to Climb” afterschool program, 25 3rd-5th grade students engaged in a full circle design process, learning about design concepts, materials and scope and scale. Their challenge: build a prototype of a climbable sculpture for outdoor play at the Museum.

The afterschool students’ models were presented to the Jackson Hole High School Fabrication Lab. They selected one concept and created five fabricated prototypes.

With input from the community, Bland Hoke, Jackson Hole Public Art’s Artist in Residence, refined the design and materials, and began construction.

Inspired by the natural form of an elk antler, the sculpture was delivered to Jackson Hole Children’s Museum in Fall 2018.

This sculpture represents all that JHCM strives for: project-based, collaborative, relevant and engaging education! Hear more about it!

A special thank you to all contributors below.