Featured Bits

  1. Photo Album at the Melbourne Museum

    Photo Album at the Melbourne Museum

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    In the Melbourne Story exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, visitors can look through a photograph album containing early images of Melbourne. The album, however, is actually made of a type of plastic...

  2. Giant Marimba

    Giant Marimba

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    by Joanna Fisher on April 08, 2010

    This is a real Marimba at Discovery Gateway in SLC, UT, but it applies all 7 of the characteristics of family learning as identified in the PISEC study. And it really works -- Family groups and different...

  3. Photo of Ike Potter

    Photo of Ike Potter

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    by Joanna Fisher on June 23, 2010

    Like many historical societies, Summit County Historical has old portraits on the wall. I am usually left wondering why these people were significant enough to have their picture in the museum. I loved...

  4. Pinscreen to demo "pixels per square inch"

    Pinscreen to demo "pixels per square inch"

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    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 23, 2010

    Located practically in the cellar of the Franklin Institute, is this clever, somewhat interactive exhibit that demonstrates to visitors the concept of "pixels per square inch." I love the idea. The...

  5. Mealworm Case at the Melbourne Aquarium

    Mealworm Case at the Melbourne Aquarium

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    In August 2008, the Melbourne Aquarium used actual mealworms in a display case about the slithering creatures.

  6. Roller Coaster at the Melbourne Museum

    Roller Coaster at the Melbourne Museum

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    The Melbourne Story exhibition at the Melbourne Museum ingeniously blends artifacts with technology. A roller coaster car is on display in front of a video screen that plays archival footage taken from...

  7. Touchable models

    Touchable models

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    by Penny Jennings on October 28, 2010

    Sagrada Familia's exhibit about Gaudi's ispiration from nature includes touchable models of many of the forms used in the building. Paired with a photo of the form in situ these add depth and dimension...