Innovation: An Exhibit to Foster an Understanding of and Invite Participation in the Process of Innovation

September 1st, 1995 - July 31st, 1997 | PROJECT

The Tech Museum of Innovation developed a prototype of "Innovation," a proposed permanent 8,000 sq. ft. exhibit, which will be one of four major exhibit theme areas and will incorporate approximately 80 hands-on, interactive experiences which promote critical and innovative thinking, invention and problem solving. The exhibit is designed to introduce visitors of all ages to advanced technology and the process of innovation from idea to usable product. The exhibit will use engaging techniques such as "immersive environments," "story lines," "open-ended elements," and the "challenge approach." The target audience is the general visitor of all ages.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation: Executive Summaries, Discussion, and Recommendations for Life Tech Gallery, Innovation Gallery, Exploration Gallery, Communication Gallery

Team Members

Wayne LaBar, Principal Investigator, Tech Museum of Innovation
Anita Llewellyn, Co-Principal Investigator, Tech Museum of Innovation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9552566
Funding Amount: 306676


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Nature of science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits