Accessible Jurassic Learning Experiences

September 1st, 2020 - August 31st, 2023 | PROJECT

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will redesign its popular Dinosphere exhibition to explore and test accessibility to ensure the discoveries from its “Jurassic Mile” dig site are accessible to all visitors. This will result in updated exhibition elements that promote accessible lifelong learning experiences for children and families of all abilities, as well as spark interest in STEM through hands-on engagement. Findings from the accessibility assessment also will inform development of industry standard guidelines for future exhibitions. The museum will disseminate the findings to arts, science, and cultural institutions.

Project Website(s)

(no project website provided)

Team Members

Susan Foutz, Principal Investigator, Children's Museum of Indianapolis


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-245288-OMS-20
Funding Amount: $226,197


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Geoscience and geography | History | policy | law
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits