“The Deep” at the Hong Kong Science Museum

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A friend recommended that I visit the Hong Kong Science Center. Went on a Wednesday night, Wednesday is the free night at the Museum. Lots of families and young couples on dates. I started at the top floor and worked my way from the third floor to the basement. The Museum has lots Exploratorium Cookbook exhibits. As I was leaving …

Hong Kong Wetlands Park – “Wise Use of Money?”

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In preparation for my trip to China, I was looking for information about the new Hong Kong Wetlands Park and came across this very interesting critique: Hong Kong Outdoors Website In the interest of full disclosure, I worked on the project for Academy Studios, who fabricated the artificial trees, plants and rock work. I am excited to give my critique …

Constructivism Learning Theory

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Modern interactive learning in science centers and children’s museums is based on Constructivist Learning Theory. Below is an excerpt from Wikepedia: “Formalization of the theory of constructivism is generally attributed to Jean Paiget, who articulated mechanisms by which knowledge is internalized by learners. He suggested that through processes of accommodation and assimilation, individuals construct new knowledge from their experiences. When …

Interactive Exhibit Philosophy

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I came across an excellent article by Kthryne McGrath. Below is an excerpt: “By setting up a problem to be solved, demanding interaction, producing effects from direct actions and allowing variations of approach, cognitive development in children is enhanced. Hands-On Children’s Museums encourage contextually relevant reasoning. These museums are successful, concrete examples of interactive, participatory learning. As reflected in their …

What is an interactive exhibit?

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The answer isn’t so easy. Many designers, museum directors, even visitors would think of a push button as interactive. I would differ. The meaning of Inter – “occurring between“, a push button could be thought of as interactive but the communication between the participants (the “button and the visitor” is very limited with only one outcome). My definition of an …

Project Management Institute PMI

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Walhimer Associates is a member of the Project Management Institute the largest and most well recognized organization for project management professionals. Mark Walhimer, PMP was certified as a Project Management Professional in 2007. Project Management Institute Website “With more than 260,000 members in over 171 countries, PMI is the leading membership association for the project management profession. PMI is actively …

Project Management Firm

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We often receive calls starting with, “So what is it that you do?” Well….we are a Project Management Firm made up of Mark Walhimer, PMP, the lead Project Manager. We have reccieved certifition through Project Management Institute for the Project Management Professional (PMP), We are a Licensed California Contractor (General B and C-7 Low Voltage Electrical), and an InfoComm International …

PGE Look Forward Bus

PG&E Look Forward Bus

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Mark Walhimer Exhibition Design is pleased to announce the completion of the PG&E Look Forward Bus, a new 38′ mobile exhibition focused on alternative and renewable energy. Traveling throughout Northern California and Nevada, the bus provides a fun interactive, educational journey for kids, adults and families. Walhimer Associates planned the visitor experience, managed fabrication and served as owner’s representative from start to finish. The bus hit the road April, 2007.