Traveling Psychology Exhibition Moves to Ann Arbor


The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Drawing by William Shurtliff

'Psychology: Understanding Ourselves, Understanding Each Other' opened to the public at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum on February 6 and will remain on view through May 12, 1996. The 13-year-old interactive science center is located in the town's first firehouse and attracts over 140,000 visitors yearly from Ann Arbor and its surrounding communities. The museum contains a variety of exhibits that interrelate concepts of physics, mathematics, biology, physiology, botany, and geology with technology, art, and history.

In December, museum staff formed a Psychology Exhibition advisory committee of museum board members, marketing advisors, and local psychologists, including professors from the University of Michigan and representatives of the Michigan Psychological Association. The committee is assisting the museum with fund-raising, promotion, volunteer recruitment, and the development of a variety of public programs, special events, demonstrations, and workshops to be offered throughout the venue. For information on museum hours and programs call (313) 995-5439.

Watch this space for further news on the travels of the Psychology Exhibition, including the display of some components in the lobby of the new American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) headquarters building in Washington, DC.

TPE was developed and produced by APA and the Ontario Science Centre, with support from the National Science Foundation, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Harvard University, and the National Institute of Mental Health. The Exhibition's tour is managed by the Association of Science-Technology Centers.




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