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Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Explores Homes Around the World

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People all over the world live in all kinds of homes and those homes are made in various ways. Geography, climate, availability of materials, lifestyle and other factors all play a part in how a house is constructed. Take a journey inside the homes of people around the world with the traveling exhibit, Your House, My House, hosted by the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

This exciting and interactive exhibit, open now through April 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, is fun for all ages. Activities include designing houses, building houses and visiting model homes from around the world to learn how a home”s environment can affect its design.

Step inside three model homes from around the world: a Mongolian herder”s ger, a m”bure from the tropics of Fiji and a stilt house from a Malaysian fishing village to learn how children in these places might live.

When you come to see this exhibit you can design your own house using the tools of the trade or make choices on house components using a computer program. You can compare different building materials and house features or match houses with environments and choose from four building materials to construct your own house.

Your House, My House was created by the Children”s Museum of Memphis and is sponsored locally by Holtkamp Heating & Air Conditioning, a family-owned HVAC company specializing in energy efficiency and maximizing air quality.

This exhibit is included with GEHC general admission, and GEHC members are admitted FREE.

For more information, visit www.gwinnettehc.org