We invite groups of students along with adult companions on Wednesday afternoons, with mixed age groups during weekend hours.
Accommodating all audiences
Text panels allow for visibility and readability of the visual space for children, wheelchair-bound visitors, and tall adults.
Bold headings cue children, while spotlighting deeper, complex information for eager adults and students.
Clear, basic wording meets reading requirements of adults, “betweeners,” and children (wording reads at upper-elementary reading levels of grades 4–6.)
Access to narration through cell phone technology provides visitors with assistance in their own language.
Clear, interactive learning opportunities
Education is of great importance to our industrialized nations. Our systems of education share many common traits, but techniques differ from nation to nation, and variances do occur within each individual nation. Exhibition scholars, writers, and designers acknowledge that some
complexities cannot be addressed. Great care will be taken to avoid promoting stereotypes and implying that all classrooms within a nation are exactly alike.
Specialized material kits for docents
The exhibition, which will be available for other destinations after December, will travel with kits containing objects that provide interactive experiences in the hands of a trained explainer, often known as a docent in museum settings.
Student groups find exhibitions even more enchanting when they can try things on, try things out, and experience tangible specimens. For example, children have an opportunity to write Chinese characters with brushes. Materials for groups of 15 are included in the kit. Key items are relatively inexpensive and easy to replace at a variety store.