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  1. The Secret Life of Objects, an Interactive Map of Finnish Design

    The Secret Life of Objects, an Interactive Map of Finnish Design

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    by Mariana Salgado Published July 01 2008

    The Secret Life of Objects, an Interactive Map of Finnish Design is a selection of objects from the collections dating from 1874 to 2008 on show in the Design Museum. In the interactive map visitors can give their comments about the objects and enjoy...

  2. The Animated Artwork of Laura Vaccaro Seeger

    The Animated Artwork of Laura Vaccaro Seeger

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    by Paul Orselli Published November 20 2008

    Laura Vaccaro Seeger is an award-winning author/illustrator who lives on Long Island. The Long Island-based Nassau County Museum of Art (NCMA) had approached Laura to mount a temporary show of original artwork from her books, but wanted to create an...

  3. The Power of Children

    The Power of Children

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    by Nina Simon Published May 12 2009

    In April, I sat in a half-empty classroom in the middle of the day with an actor and a bunch of visitors and cried. I was in a children's museum. I wasn't injured. I'm not imbalanced. The Power of Children exhibition is just that good. I visited...

  4. National Aquarium Washington DC

    National Aquarium Washington DC

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    by Emma Lang Published February 14 2010

    The National Aquarium is often forgotten in the plethora of museums and visitor attractions Washington D.C. Tucked away in the basement of the Department of Commerce halfway between the National Museum of American History and the White House it is...

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

    Children Learn about Art at the National Gallery of Art

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    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...

  6. Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

    Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

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    by Paul Orselli on May 04, 2010

    There are some nice early childhood exhibits accompanying the Shedd's penguin, otter, and dolphin environments. Lots of fun role-playing, gross motor activities, and exploratory environments (don't...

  7. Run, Jump, Fly: Adventures in Action

    Run, Jump, Fly: Adventures in Action

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    by Patricia Guerrero Knight Published August 24 2010

    Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose (CDM) is currently a Youth Museum Exhibit Collaborative (YMEC) participant. As such, we currently have on display Run, Jump, Fly: Adventures in Action, by Minnesota Children's Museum (MCM) - an incredible...

  8. Lookout Cove Outdoor Exhibit

    Lookout Cove Outdoor Exhibit

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    by Justine Roberts Published September 30 2010

    Lookout Cove, a 2-acre outdoor exhibit and the largest exhibit at BADM, was part of a larger redesign of the Museum to realize a new conceptual framework: My Place By The Bay. There was huge potential with this exhibit for a number of reasons. (1)...

  9. Paper Making/Recycling

    Paper Making/Recycling

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    by Justine Roberts Published September 28 2010

    For years I have had a memory of a creative studio space where kids could shred and pulp old newspapers, mix the results with water, and then use gobs of it to create paper pucks stamped with embossed images. So I was thrilled to stumble upon the...

  10. Designing environments for play-based science learning

    Designing environments for play-based science learning

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    by Wendy Pollock on January 31, 2011

    The Fall 2011 issue of the journal Children, Youth, and Environments will explore multi-disciplinary perspectives on the role of play in science learning with a focus on out-of-school spaces designed...

  11. Underland

    Underland

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    by Justine Roberts Published February 15 2011

    The outdoor exhibit space in Providence strikes me as a real challenge. It is long and narrow, wrapping around the corner of the building in an L. It is sandwiched between the building and the parking lot without much buffer - no break of trees for...

  12. Wizard of Oz

    Wizard of Oz

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    by Daniel Zeiger Published April 01 2011

    This exhibit is currently on display at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. The Wizard of Oz exhibition provides an exciting twist on common elements found in traditional children’s museums. Billed as an exhibit for all ages, much of this indoor...

  13. Museums: "a safe meeting ground for families"

    Museums: "a safe meeting ground for families"

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    by Wendy Pollock on April 21, 2011

    Jeri Robinson reflects on the Boston Children's Museum's pioneering development of playspaces for very young children. "Just do something that's right for families and kids...Copy this, create something...

  14. TapeScape

    TapeScape

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    by Jeanne Vergeront Published April 28 2011

    ‘Who would think to build something like that?’ That’s what Eric Lennartson thought when he saw a photograph of a sculpture in a weekly e-mail from an architecture magazine. Eric is an architect in Mankato (MN) and on the board of the emerging...

  15. Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development

    Wonder Years: The Science of Early Childhood Development

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    by Jeanne Vergeront Published July 10 2011

    Wonder Years: The Story of Early Childhood Development, an exhibition from the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) should be in a mall. I mean that in a good way and as a sincere compliment. The exhibition presents the science of young children’s...

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