Follow up to an Open Letter

Mark Walhimer Interactive Exhibit Philosophy, Science Center Leave a Comment

Photo and project posted to Make Projects by Sean Michael Ragan By Mark Walhimer Bangkok, Thailand On Monday I posted an Open Letter about the creating an online database of Science Center exhibits.  The more I think about the issue the more I realize that there is already an existing model; Maker Projects.  I continue to believe the future of …

At 40, Exploratorium still leads in hands-on science

Mark Walhimer Exhibition Reviews, Science Center Leave a Comment

At 40, Exploratorium still leads in hands-on science By: Katie Worth Examiner November 1, 2009 SAN FRANCISCO — Legend has it that one day in the fall of 1969, Frank Oppenheimer was standing in the cavernous Palace of Fine Arts, tinkering with one of the exhibits he had invented for the hands-on science museum he had long dreamed of opening….

Plans finished for US Forest Service museum

Mark Walhimer Nature Center, Starting A Museum Leave a Comment

By The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Plans for the future National Museum of Forest Service History will be unveiled in Missoula on Tuesday, and officials say construction of the $12 million facility could begin within a year. The first Forest Service district office was opened in Missoula in 1908 and eventually became the headquarters for Forest Service Region …