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"American Adventure - Brave the Maize" opens this week at Sloan Museum

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FLINT (WJRT) - (05/19/14) - It's a new exhibit at Flint's Sloan Museum - one that might require a compass to help weave your way through.

"We've got 3,000 square feet of twists and turns, lots of decisions. You get to choose your own adventure," said Cathy Gentry, of Sloan Museum.

American Adventure - Brave the Maize is now in its opening week.

"This takes you back to colonial times. We're going back to Jamestown. It's a role playing adventure and you get to make your own choices and see if you survive at the end," Gentry said.

Survival wasn't a guarantee for settlers in Jamestown - in fact, those who navigate the maze will have to spin for their own survival.

"As you go through, there are several wheels of misfortune. You can get a splinter. You can extra life with sasaphrase being delivered, but you also need to watch out for black widowed spiders," Gentry said.

It's not all doom and gloom, though. The maze is packed with several more upbeat and interactive elements.

"One of the big features we've got is the rockwall. You've got to grab a hold and make your way across the river," Gentry said.

Once back on dry land, there are a few rather large obstacles standing in the way.

"The cyprus tree, you've got to crawl through it. Trees were very abundant in the new world, not so much in England," Gentry said.

While Brave the Maze runs through the summer, the Sloan staff is already looking ahead to the fall. That's when a familiar face comes to town.

"Starting mid-September, we have Curious George: Let's Get Curious. George will be here himself and you get to see him just like on the tv show," Gentry said.

For more information on American Adventure: Brave the Maze, and other Sloan exhibits, click HERE.
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