Children's Museum, Inc.

Log Number: MP-00-10-0063-10

The Children's Museum of Houston will partner with the New York Hall of Science, Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and Sciencenter to develop and share methods for increasing the ability of museum exhibit facilitators to use personal mobile technologies (PMT) to engage visitors in learning. The 21st Century Exhibit Facilitators and Personal Mobile Technologies Project (21-Tech) will target staff and volunteers from museums that provide interactive opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The expertise to use PMT developed through this project will be focused on providing parents and caregivers support for enhancing the meaning of museum visits for children. Supported by a robust evaluation plan, over 100 museum professionals at the four participating museums will participate in workshops, webinars, and a blog. An electronic toolkit will be developed for dissemination to an additional 80 museums.