A new, outdoor, nine-hole miniature golf course has opened at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton.
In keeping with the museum’s mission, the golf course incorporates play with teaching kids basic principles of physics. Each hole has an informational sign that asks the golfer a question meant to teach a lesson specific to that hole.
For example, the “Loop Du Jour” hole, which has two large loop-the-loops, poses several questions, including “Which loop requires you to hit the ball harder?” and “What keeps the ball from falling.”
Other signs ask question such as “What is centripetal force?” that are answered on the scorecards. (A player, for instance, learns that centripetal force is the name given to the force that makes something follow a curved path.)
Signage is in English and Spanish, and scorecards also are printed in both languages. The entire course is wheelchair accessible. The cost to play is $5.
The course is the first exhibit to be completed as part of the museum’s $2 Million Capital Campaign that was announced last fall; the museum is more than halfway toward that goal. The museum is at 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton. For more information, call 631-537-8250 or visit cmee.org.