Exploratorium/AMNH

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Exploratorium/AMNH


PLAY AND LEARN

The American Museum of Natural History is pleased to announce a special exhibition that will add an exciting and creative dimension to the way visitors learn science at the Museum.

Opening January 31, 2004, Exploratorium/AMNH will feature a collection of engaging interactive displays, on loan from the renowned Exploratorium science center in San Francisco, that invites visitors to explore concepts and phenomena in the natural sciences. Hands-on displays clustered around themes such as motion, light, pendulums, and rotation encourage audiences of all ages and all levels to investigate and play.

Myles Gordon, Vice President for Education, explains, "Explomtorium/AMNH brings scientific principles and phenomena to life. Museum visitors can literally get their hands on abstract fundamentals that underpin our world and the universe. Exploratorium/AMNH is a captivating experience that extends our mission of education, amplifies the impact of our exhibitions, and provides a springboard to discovery for school groups, families, and the curious of all ages."

Almost 40 exhibit elements and a cadre of well-trained explainers will beckon children and adults alike to engage their minds, bodies, and senses in learning. …

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