As reported by Blooloop, JRA’s Shawn McCoy recently presented “Creating Meaningful Children’s Exhibits” at the Museum Education for Children Symposium in Beijing, China. In his presentation, Shawn offers top tips for producing educational and engaging experiences, including providing familiar fun in an inviting context, letting the child be the hero and offering challenges and rewards. In addition to offering design philosophies, he suggests tangible tools for executing a great exhibit, including captivating graphics, opportunities for role play, and immersive environments.
Shawn was kind enough to record his presentation for the JRA blog, which we’ve included below. Questions about the content? Want to learn more? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And speaking of children’s museums, we have two opening within the next few months, so stay tuned!