What’s been going on at the Museum?
Well, it’s been a busy last couple of months with the construction of the Curiosity Incubator. The idea for the Curiosity Incubator was that it would create new ways for the community to experience the Museum and our collections. The Curiosity Incubator takes up only a small amount of space, but it is jam-packed with new approaches to experiences we’re trying to bring to the rest of the Museum.
Craig Langlois, Chief Experience Officer at the Museum, finds cool and funky ways for the community to experience the Museum, and the entire Experience Team has been working to reach new audiences. They even acquired a virtual reality headset, which transports people to dinner tables all over the world. The Curiosity incubator encourages you to learn about what it means to be a part of the human fabric, and share your ancestors’ story of how they came to New England. You can learn the story of Pahat, the Museum’s iconic ancient Egyptian mummy. The Curiosity Incubator offers an immersive history lesson our ancestors and cultures across the world.
The Museum also runs a variety of fun programs for kids, such as Kitchen Ka-Boom. Kitchen Ka-Boom! was our attempt to bring back hands-on science, and spark some new ideas. The Museum offers programs on most days of the week for children as young as 6 months. These programs include WeeMuse Littlest Learners on Tuesdays, WeeMuse Adventures on Fridays, and WeeMuse STEM every second and fourth Wednesday.
That’s what the Museum’s Experience Team has been up to. What have you been working on?