It’s the final episode of the season for This Week in History, and CHEK’s Veronica Cooper takes one more look at the Royal BC Museum’s spectacular new exhibition, Orcas: Our Shared Future. This time, she explores all of its wonderful interactive family fun.
Kim Gough, the learning program developer at the museum, says that as the museum created the exhibition, Orcas: Our Shared Future, the learning department had an important role.
“My role was to be an advocate for the audience, so I’m thinking about ‘what is the experience the audience has while it’s here?'”
Gough says that visitors don’t just want to walk around and look at exhibits, they want to be engaged, which means the museum needed to create fun, interactive activities for the whole family.
“Visitors, mostly, don’t want just a passive experience. They don’t just want to walk through. They want to do something, and hopefully, there’s some kind of opportunity to have an emotional reaction. Those emotions make so much of a difference. They help us remember information.”
Watch this week’s episode to learn more, and to see some of those interactive games, created by the learning department, in action.
This Week In History is sponsored by the Royal BC Museum.