Opening Up the Exploratorium

Short Description:

Describes the initial efforts of rethinking and redesigning the public spaces of the Exploratorium in the mid-1990s. 


During her 11-year tenure as Director of the Center for Public Exhibition and Public Programs at the Exploratorium, McLean was responsible for rethinking the public spaces and public programs of the organization. This article documents part of that process. For more information, see the project Refocusing on the Floor.

Bibliographic Information:

McLean, Kathleen. "Opening up the Exploratorium." Transforming Practice: Selections from the Journal of Museum Education, 1992-1999. Ed.  Joanne S Hirsch and Lois H Silverman. Washington, D.C.: Museum Education Roundtable, 2000. 322 - 330.