Our newest exhibit, DreamScape, welcomes families to ask ‘what do dreams look, feel, and sound like’ as they explore and tinker with new and recycled materials. Children and adults alike will delight in recognizing everyday objects repurposed to evoke and reimagine dreaming. This space features activities that play upon the darkness of night and the lightness of daydreaming, including a blacklight play zone, light-ribbon weaving area, and sand art light box. In addition, guests are asked to contemplate what inspires them with a reading area featuring stories of dreaming big, and record their thoughts and hopes in our collaborative sharing corner to express what dreams they have for the future.
“Dreams are universal, whether we’re asleep at night or daydreaming,” says Jeremiah Sazdanoff, Director of Museum Experience. “From an early age, dreams can produce powerful feelings of joy, uncertainty, and everything in between. Research tells us that we use our brains the same way whether we’re awake or asleep: to process information, construct narratives, and help make meaning of the world around us. DreamScape explores the playfulness and mysteriousness of what dreams can look like, feel like, and sound like. We hope the exhibit will help families explore what possibilities exist when our dreams come together for a better future.”
We can't wait to see what you dream up!