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MA-10-16-0023-16

Portland Children's Museum
Fiscal Year: 
2016
Award: 
$116,267.00
City: 
Portland
State: 
OR
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
MFA-Learning Experiences

The Portland Children's Museum will plan a new water play exhibit, "River City." Rooted in a strong sense of place, "River City" will explore concepts in science and engineering through Portland's geography and watershed as defined by the Willamette and Columbia Rivers and their bridges, and through the weather (rain, fog, ice, and mountain snow). During the pilot phase of the project, staff will present children with an invitation to explore water, as well as a question or tools to stimulate that exploration. Through observation and documentation, staff will gather data from this pilot group to inform all steps of the exhibition development process, including finalizing a concept, design, prototyping, and fabrication.