The whimsical cupola is the museum’s most prominent feature and serves as a beacon for all the hands-on learning and kid-powered fun that takes place here. From his perch high above that iconic structure, Bird, the museum’s knowledgeable storyteller, has a spectacular 360-degree view of our community. While under the cupola, the museum’s play-based mission is in action every day. The “Under the Cupola” podcast merges that expansive community view and mission-focused work into a community forum where museum staffers and experts from various professions hold knowledgeable conversations about topics that support parents, caregivers and educators as facilitators of children’s learning journeys.