April 23, 2012 - Cultural and natural history exhibit cubes. Each cube includes one or more display items inside, a reading rail with text, and a touchable element. Grand Canyon National Park recently completed installation of new interpretive and orientation exhibits at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center located near Mather Point on the South Rim. The exhibits include opportunities for interactive trip planning, a large map of the canyon that allows users to view video footage from locations around the park, and exhibits highlighting the cultural and natural history of the canyon..
According to Grand Canyon Chief of Interpretation Judy Hellmich-Bryan, These new exhibits build on the park's new interpretive orientation film, and on improvements completed last year in the Mather Point and visitor center plaza area, to make the Grand Canyon Visitor Center an educational and inspiring first stop for visitors..
In addition to the more traditional exhibits, Grand Canyon history and river enthusiasts will enjoy seeing the Glen - an historic boat from the park's museum collection, which is part of an exhibit highlighting past efforts to preserve Grand Canyon and the Colorado River from the construction of a series of dams. For those who like things a little more high-tech, the exhibits also include a Science on a Sphere component that uses technology developed by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration to project 360 degree global imagery that tells the story of the development of the canyon. NPS photo by Michael Quinn..
Read more here: www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/2012-04-23_exhibits.htm
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