Featured Bits

  1. Turning The Pages

    Turning The Pages


    by Justine Roberts on March 24, 2010

    Touch any book you want, and make any paper document available to the public in a robust form appropriate for unfacilitated exploration. That is the promise of this fabulous technology pioneered by...

  2. Evidence about labels

    Evidence about labels


    by Wendy Pollock on September 30, 2010

    An earlier question asked whether there's any evidence about the effectiveness of different kinds of labels. Here's a link to an article by Stephen Bitgood about labels and the role of attention...

  3. Aquarium wayfinding

    Aquarium wayfinding


    by Penny Jennings on October 08, 2010

    Monterey Bay Aquarium got it right when they added images to their wayfinding signs. It's so much faster to look for the photo of the otter than to figure out what the exhibition titles mean!

  4. USA Science & Engineering Festival:Oct 23-24 in DC

    USA Science & Engineering Festival:Oct 23-24 in DC


    by Stacy Jannis on October 16, 2010

    This is the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, being held on the National Mall, and featuring 1,500+ interactive exhibits, demos, and stage shows. http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2010festival...

  5. Month at the museum

    Month at the museum


    by Wendy Pollock on October 26, 2010

    Kate McGroarty, selected from more than 1,500 contestants to spend a month at the Museum of Science and Industry (with a diorama-like cube as home), has been reporting nightly via YouTube. She gets...

  6. Giant Marimba

    Giant Marimba


    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...

  7. Night at the Lentos Museum

    Night at the Lentos Museum


    by Wendy Pollock on April 28, 2011

    What is it about sleeping in a museum? Photographer Thom Trauner writes: "On Oct 2nd we've spent a night at the Lentos Museum/Linz, Austria. The Museum was transformed into a hotel. Kind of. White lines...