Connections: An Interactive Exhibition on Networking

Date: 
Saturday, February 15, 2003 to Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Families | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals
Discipline: 
Computing and information science | Nature of science | Technology
Access and Inclusion: 
People with Disabilities
Organization:
New York Hall of Science
Description: 

The New York Hall of Science will develop "Connections," a 3,500-sq. ft. interactive exhibition and related learning resources that will introduce visitors to the fundamental technology of networks. "Connections" will offer diverse audiences opportunities to explore networks, both natural and human-designed. The exhibition will highlight the fundamental characteristics of networks such as their structure, function and adaptability. The project will also produce supporting educational resources for families, after-school programs, community groups, students and teachers. Audio-tours will be produced for general visitors and for visitors with visual impairments. The Connections Discovery Lab, a 750-sq. ft. enclosed space adjacent to the exhibition, will offer scheduled workshops and drop-in programs.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0229268
Funding Amount: 
1392319

Team Members

Alan FriedmanPrincipal Investigator

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