Featured Bits

  1. Children Learn about Art at the National Gallery of Art

    Children Learn about Art at the National Gallery of Art


    by Megan Southwood on March 05, 2010

    The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC is committed to making art accessible to children through film, storytelling, performances and hands-on studio workshops. Through the NGA Kids Program...

  2. Paint a Bug!

    Paint a Bug!


    by Nina Simon on March 18, 2010

    Loved this simple element in a small children's museum in Brazos Valley, Texas. An old VW bug and a whole bunch of paints. Apparently they scrape it every few months - it's been used for this purpose...

  3. 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...

  4. evidence and argumentation

    evidence and argumentation


    by Bronwyn Bevan on March 26, 2010

    Hi. I'm looking for recommendations on exhibit work that has aimed to engage visitors with the nature of scientific evidence and argumentation. A search on these terms came up empty. Does anybody...

  5. 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...

  6. Spectrum of Innovation in Museums?

    Spectrum of Innovation in Museums?


    by Mark Walhimer on April 22, 2010

    1. Science Centers – Most Innovative 2. Aquariums 3. Children’s Museums 4. Natural History Museums 5. Mobile museums 6. Military and war museums 7. Corporate museums 8. State history museums...

  7. Nice Carbon Footprint Info-Graphic

    Nice Carbon Footprint Info-Graphic


    by Paul Orselli on April 22, 2010

    I found this large graphic of the "carbon footprint" of each county in the contiguous U.S. a nice feature of the Franklin Institute's exhibition, Changing Earth.