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  1. Psychology Exhibition

    Psychology Exhibition

    Case Study

    by Gretchen Jennings Published May 03 2007

    By Gretchen Jennings The Psychology Exhibition was created as the major public education initiative of the American Psychological Association (APA) in celebration of its centennial in 1992. The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto was selected by APA...

  2. Plants Are Up To Something

    Plants Are Up To Something

    Case Study

    by Karina White Published May 22 2007

    Plants Are Up To Something is a 16,000 square-foot exhibition full of spectacular plants and interactive exhibits. Our big idea: Use your scientific skills of observation, comparison, measurement, and analysis to understand the amazing things that...

  3. Pictures of Sound

    Pictures of Sound

    Case Study

    by David Bailey Published June 25 2007

    One of the toughest challenges we had working on the Wild Music exhibition was adhering to our goal of creating exhibits that were accessible to visually impaired people. Knowing that the primary activity for many of the exhibits would be listening to...

  4. Making Models

    Making Models

    Case Study

    by Christine Reich Published April 18 2007

    For more than a decade, the Museum of Science was engaged in a major, long-term exhibition plan called "Science is an Activity" that aimed to engage visitors in activities that fostered science thinking skills. Making Models was the fourth and final...

  5. Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life

    Wild Music: Sounds & Songs of Life

    Case Study

    by Wendy Pollock Published April 10 2007

    Wild Music explores evidence for the biological origins of music through highly interactive exhibits and exceptional sound experiences—and in the process, expands our understandings of what makes music.

  6. Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill

    Darkened Waters: Profile of an Oil Spill

    Case Study

    by Kathleen McLean Published January 09 2008

    INTRODUCTION The November 2007 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay was an ugly deja vu. As I read about the initial collision report, the first emergency response, the rising anger of powerless citizens, and the desperate attempts of oiled seabirds to...

  7. The Discovery Room

    The Discovery Room

    Case Study

    by Judith White Published August 16 2007

    The first Discovery Room opened in 1974 in a spacious light-filled corner room next to the exhibit halls in the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History. The Room was the first place in a museum devoted to collections, where visitors were allowed to...

  8. Invention at Play

    Invention at Play

    Case Study

    by Gretchen Jennings Published June 07 2007

    Developed by the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, this exhibition aims to bring a fresh perspective to the topic of invention,...

  9. Jukebox Memories

    Jukebox Memories

    Case Study

    by Jim Spadaccini Published December 05 2007

    Jukebox Memories is a computer-based exhibit that plays #1 hit songs from the years 1955 to 1995. It was originally developed as part of the Exploratorium's Memory exhibition. A simple "question and answer" format was developed to keep visitors...

  10. nanoZone


    Case Study

    by Darrell Porcello Published June 13 2007

    The nanoZone is both a website and an exhibition at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science. The exhibition introduces basic nanoscale and state-of-the-art nanotechnology science to an 8 to 14-year-old audience. Content focuses on the smallness of a...

  11. Greenhouse Earth

    Greenhouse Earth

    Case Study

    by Wendy Pollock Published April 23 2007

    The exhibition looked at the science behind global climate change - —how people are changing the atmosphere, what effects these changes may have on climate and on people, and what might be done to mitigate it. Major subthemes/areas: Greenhouse...

  12. Animal Eyes

    Animal Eyes

    Case Study

    by Beth Redmond-Jones Published April 12 2007

    Animal Eyes Do dogs see in color? Do cats see what we see? Do some animals have more than two eyes? Answers to questions like these were the subject of Animal Eyes, an exhibition that explored what we know about human and animal vision, as well as our...

  13. Water: H2O = Life

    Water: H2O = Life

    Case Study

    by Bette Schmit Published April 29 2009

    Water: H2O = Life offers visitors the fascinating story of water’s influence on Earth and, simultaneously, a cautionary tale of growing demands on an essential and limited resource. Using a full palette of interpretive techniques—natural history and...

  14. Hunters of the Sky

    Hunters of the Sky

    Case Study

    by Adele Binning Published February 06 2009

    Hunters of the Sky was a 5,000-7,000 sq. ft. exhibit. It consisted of about 100 exhibit components including a combination of interactives that helped visitors explore flight, anatomy, diet and other aspects of raptor biology, display cases with...

  15. Be Here Now

    Be Here Now

    Case Study

    by Diane Whitmore Published December 09 2008

    How can a developer design a meditative space in a noisy environment like the Exploratorium? In this case study, I'll expose the process and decision points that led to a surprisingly minimal acoustical treatment. At Be Here Now, an exhibit in the...