Discovery Cart Zone

What will the Museum of Tomorrow be like? One thing is for certain, it will continue to be an exceptional educational resource, proving visitors with unique hands on activities and learning opportunities and doing whatever it takes to reach and teach its visitors. 

Get a taste of Houston’s Museums of Tomorrow at the DISCOVERY CART ZONE at the George R. Brown Convention Center during the American Association of Museums 2011 Annual Meeting and MuseumExpo, in Houston May 22-25.  While AAM Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to go out into the city and explore Houston’s plethora of amazing museums, we are also excited to be bringing the museums to the convention center.

In Los Angeles, during the 2010 AAM Annual Meeting, museums like the Aquarium of the Pacific, the California Science Center, the J. Paul Getty Museum and Kidspace lead activities such as cave painting, creating art in the ancient world, kelp dissection and slime making, and demonstrated exciting technologies such as the multitouch table for interactive mapping, and the Magic Planet digital globe. 2010 was the first year for AAM to host these learning stations and activities at the conference, and Houston is looking forward to an exciting second year!

Houston museums – if you are interested in being a part of the Houston DISCOVERY CART ZONE at the GRB, contact monica@aamhouston.org before February 22, 2011.  Please advise regarding your museums availability and every effort to accommodate your schedule will be made. Please note – a table will be provided for each participating museum; otherwise, museums are responsible for bringing all their materials (enough for 100-200 guests) and staff for the duration of their assigned shift.

Attendees – let us know what Houston museum you would like to see in the Discovery Cart Zone! What suggestions for hands on activities do you have?

Monica Rhodes
Local Conference Coordinator
2011 American Association of Museums Annual Meeting
May 22 – 25, 2011   *   Houston, Texas

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