The Discovery Museums (TDM) in Acton recently unveiled a new exhibit, Dream Green, designed to get kids and families thinking about energy conservation at home.
Using technology, bold graphics and hands-on activities, the new Dream Green exhibit lets visitors design and build their own model house, try out various types of insulating material and then, using cool thermal imaging cameras, test how well the structure holds heat.
Children can see themselves on an infrared display screen and then try on capes, mittens etc. to see which fabrics keep them warmest.
Families can also map out choices for energy conservation at home, projecting how energy and cost savings would add up for their family, their neighborhood, their community and beyond,
In a fun, active way – typical of every exhibit at TDM — Dream Green inspires museum-goers to uncover the exciting connections between real world issues and scientific solutions.
It’s worth a trip.
Photo courtesy of Nancy Roberts