Keep Cool with these FableVision-Developed Museum Exhibits


As we head deeper into the sweltering New England summer sometimes an ice cream cone just isn't enough to cool off. Whether your vacation includes travel or staying local, you can find all different kinds of museums to visit and cool off in. Here are a few FableVision-created museum exhibits to check out if you're in the area!


"Think Tank" Fisheries Exhibit

Museum: Maritime Gloucester
Location: Gloucester, Massachusetts
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Website: Maritime Gloucester

Make a splash with Maritime Gloucester’s newest exhibit in collaboration with FableVision. Played on a touch table, the Think Tank allows up to six people at a time to take the helm and command different aspects of the fishing industry, like controlling the fishing fleets or consumer demand. With each change, the fish population on the table responds accordingly, teaching players about the complexities of sustainable fishing. With the Think Tank, learning about fishing can be hands-on and fun without all the mess of real fishing.

New England Aquarium Fish Identification App

Museum: New England Aquarium
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Hours: Sun. – Thurs., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. – Sat., 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: New England Aquarium

After a 10-month renovation, the New England Aquarium unveiled its refurbished Giant Ocean Tank, the renovation’s capstone. With the installation of an interactive and educational iPad app designed by FableVision, this classic Boston attraction offered something other aquariums haven't imagined. The aquarium mounted six iPads around the Giant Ocean Tank to encourage aquarium goers to identify the sea life in the central exhibit. The user-friendly Fish ID app allows visitors to sort through marine life by color, size, pattern, and other characteristics until they find the same fish that they see in the tank. Selecting a fish reveals a larger drawing of the animal, facts, and a map highlighting its natural habitat.

H-E-B Body Adventure

Build a Balanced Meal

Museum: The Witte Museum
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Hours: Sun. – Thurs., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Fri. – Sat., 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Website: Witte Museum 
Learn all about your healthy habits at the brand new H-E-B Body Exhibit. Starting at the FableVision-developed All About You stop, visitors choose an avatar or take a picture, then answer some basic health questions: diet, exercise, habits, and more. At the second FableVision-developed station, Build a Balanced Meal, players must create a balanced meal to fuel their virtual journey along San Antonio's historic River Walk to the Witte Museum. During the game, players learn that if a plate is unbalanced they might not make it to the museum. At the end of the day, visitors can print out all of their exhibit results from their own personal PowerPASS.

Discovery Zone

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Museum: Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Website: DMNS
 FableVision created a few sets of animation to enhance DMNS's exhibits. First, we created different kinds of illustrated animals and dinosaurs that accurately portray their movements. After watching the animations, visitors then have to identify the footprints and see how they line up with the physical movements of the animals. Visitors can then go on to explore the hands-on excavation site and or climb life-size dinosaurs.

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Most recently, FableVision created a short animation displayed right outside the new hands-on Discovery Zone. Drawing inspiration from the logo, we created a cute and colorful cartoon that shows everything you might find in the Discovery Zone: flying pterodactyls, leaping water, new friends, and more!

Snappz

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Museum: Vancouver Aquarium
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Website: Vancouver Aquarium
FableVision Studios partnered with The Vancouver Aquarium and Sparkbridge Interactive to create Snappz. Using a smartphone, Snappz allows participants to explore their surroundings, locate Snappz Tagz (QR codes placed at various exhibits), and earn virtual coins to unlock fun interactive challenges that enhance the visiting experience. The app can be populated by challenges created by the staff to highlight specific animals, exhibits, and attractions. Once the game is completed, the player can use Snappz to access special online content, such as blogs, videos, exhibit cams, and more. 

Want to add some spice to your informal learning space? FableVision can help!

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