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Hitting Pay Dirt: The Rise of Dirt Based Attractions

Posted on March 31, 2015

A man in a hard hat gestures and I begin pulling levers, pushing buttons and squealing with delight. Dig This is Las Vegas’ heavy equipment playground and I’m at the ...

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Wings of Time: Asia Leads the Way in Live Show Design

Posted on March 23, 2015

Some of the most innovative live show design today is happening in Asia. One show in particular is being recognized this year as an outstanding example of the latest in ...

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How the Nature Lab is Changing Hands-on Science Education

Posted on March 18, 2015

How can a museum exhibit teach major scientific concepts – like biodiversity, animal recognition, and the ability to integrate scientific observation into your day-to-day life – on a limited budget, to ...

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The Wonderkamers: Creating Today’s Best Interactive Museum Exhibits

Posted on March 16, 2015

One of the top buzzwords in today’s entertainment design space is interactivity. But what does interactivity really mean? Often, it’s a code word for a hands-on exhibit or for the ...

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Bistrot Chez Remy: Imaginative Themed Dining Earns Disney A THEA Award

Posted on March 12, 2015

One of the biggest struggles that theme parks face is how to integrate retail and dining with their carefully thought out attractions and live shows in a way that enhances ...

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What’s Driving America’s Escape Room Craze?

Posted on March 4, 2015

A recent episode of The Big Bang Theory perfectly illustrated one of the hottest entertainment crazes sweeping the country: escape rooms. The scenario that the show’s cast found themselves in ...

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Why Asking “Will Technology Kill Museums” Is the Wrong Question

Posted on February 27, 2015

A fascinating debate has been playing out in the Tribune-Review, with thoughtful commentators asking aloud whether technology will be the death of museums as we know them. As technology in ...

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Creating the Las Vegas Experience

Posted on February 24, 2015

Sin City is one of the most evocative destinations in the world. Whether it’s the glittering strip ablaze at night, the iconic “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign, or the dozens ...

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The Next Big Thing Is More “Real” Than We Realize

Posted on February 20, 2015

The entertainment design industry loves to muse about the future. Typically, this means focusing on how technology will continue to enhance visitor experiences: we analyze trends with mobile devices and ...

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Play and Hands-On Fun…In a Hospital?

Posted on February 19, 2015

This month the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco opened to reveal 16 Exploratorium-designed exhibits and interactive experiences throughout the hospital. [caption id="attachment_18777" align="aligncenter" width="560"] Build a sculpture from everyday objects, then ...

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