One of the museum’s missions is to assist the young to grow and learn through interactive play. Exhibits include everything from a climbing wall and operable kid’s crane to a giant pin screen and kid sized convenience store. The EyePlay is currently located on the first floor of the museum.
Children can engage in motion-activated games using their whole bodies within the virtual playground. Executive Director Anne Snow explained, “What steered us to the EyePlay (http://www.eyeplay.info/
Historically, the Museum has shied away from technology exhibits because they tend to be breakable and are often not hands-on in nature. However, due to its virtual element, it is not possible for children to break the system. Further, it doesn’t require ongoing maintenance or supervision by a museum employee. These were all elements that made the system attractive to Snow and her staff.
Shortly after the exhibit’s opening, Anne Snow watched a girl with a wheel chair playing the EyePlay fireworks (http://www.eyeplay.info/
Anne adds, “It has exceeded our expectations in every way. The visitors love it and the fact that multiple kids can use it at the same time is fantastic. The icing on the cake was seeing a girl with special needs playing on the EyePlay floor."
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