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  • Date: 02/19/2021
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    When Chicago Children’s Museum (CCM) closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reality of a prolonged closure soon hit home. Like all of our colleague museums, we needed to find a way to remain relevant to our community and carry out important aspects of our work. One key initiative that needed to be sustained was our National Science ... »
  • Date: 12/15/2020
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    As professionals, we often assume that the engaging experiences visitors have in our exhibits and programs will lead to long-term learning. But how do we know this is happening, and, moreover, how do we design exhibits, programs and interactions to maximize visitors’ ability to learn from their experiences? At Chicago Children’s Museum a long- ... »
  • Date: 09/28/2018
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    Conversations shortly after hands-on learning experiences can consolidate children’s fleeting patterns of engagement with objects into long-lasting memories. Moreover, conversational reflection can add layers of understanding of events beyond what is available from direct experience with objects alone. For the past several years, my colleagues and ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2015
    Resource Category: Blog Post
    This is an extended discussion of the question that appeared in the Viewpoints department of the May/June 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine. It presents perspectives from science center and museum professionals about the role of 3D printing in their institutions. ... »