Even though the building has been closed to guests, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is moving their content online. Chris Smith is the curator of the SECU Daily Planet Theatre housed within the building and he’s played a big role in providing content for kids and families, according to ABC11.
“So much of what I do as an educator at the museum revolves around seeing people laugh at my bad jokes and seeing kids and families smile–or when they see a really cool image in the theatre that they like–seeing, them point or exclaim to the person next to them,” Smith said in a FaceTime interview with ABC11.
The museum is offering a flurry of options, including weekly trivia, virtual cafes with speakers and experiments for visitors to try at home.
“When the museum doors closed, we thought it was still important (to get) science to the masses,” Smith said.
The museum is adding content to their YouTube page and the experiments are housed on their website.
Read the full story on the museum’s virtual offerings and how to access them from ABC11.