The GLS (Games, Learning and Society) Museum of Natural History opens next week in Madison, Wisconsin

The pop-up GLS Museum of Natural History will be opening next week, on July 8th, at 2:30 – 3:30. Everyone is invited to help build the museum and explore the relationship between museum design and game play.


Donations are still being accepted. Please drop them off at the office of Amanda Ochsner. We are currently filing GLS socks, badges, t-shirts, posters, laptop stickers, and more. We are looking for anything related to GLS over it’s 11 yea history that has meaning to you. If you intend to submit an object into the collection, please fill out the submission form here, once per object.

If you would like to help curate the Museum, arrive a few minutes early.

The official information about the event from the GLS program is below:

The GLS Museum of Natural History: Gaming Square Pegs into Dinosaur-shaped Holes
Barry Joseph, Nick Fortugno, Debra Everett-Lane
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Main Lounge

The American Museum of Natural History was founded in 1869 and soon became a world leader in presenting artifacts from nature and culture to the public. From magic lantern slides to immersive dioramas, it has innovated new pathways for visitors to connect with science and their place in the universe. In recent years, the Museum has explored a new cutting-edge dimension in the museum experience: game design. This panel will challenge participants to travel with us to the GLS Museum of Natural History. Led by our tour guides – a museum educator, a game designer, and an experience designer – participants will question and reinvent the idea of what a museum is by creating, interpreting, and playing with exhibits themselves. This experience leads into a larger discussion of game design at museums as reflected in three recent and diverse projects: MicroRangers, Playing With Dinos, and Killer Snails.

A close-up of one object in the collection.

About Barry

The Associate Director For Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives at the American Museum of Natural History.
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