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Your active family is invited to explore, play and create in the Chrysler Museum’s newly opened Wonder Studio, an interactive space for children and families offering FREE Admission!
The Wonder Studio is designed to be creative, fun and experimental. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to linger with comfortable seating, to explore with a curious eye and to be creative, becoming part of the experience.
Exhibits within the Wonder Studio will change periodically and present different themes related to the Museum's extensive collection. In The Human Figure, activities blend analog and digital interactions, encouraging visitors to consider how artists see the human body and think about how they can create new kinds of art.
- The Colorscape allows visitors to use the human body to dance and move with color, projecting their artistic experiments on the floor.
- The Studio takes a whimsical view of the Museum's collection. Using a digital version of an artist’s easel, visitors can select various works of art from the Chrysler’s collection and create a masterpiece of their own using a combination of elements from each piece. The interactive and intuitive game was developed and customized for the space by Bruce Wyman of USD Design|MACH Consulting and kid-tested during the development phase.
- The Artquarium immerses visitors in a visual explosion of artworks like a multi-faceted jewel while giving visitors clever tools to find little points of discovery and delight. Visitors young and old can get up close with masterpieces from the Museum’s collection, encased in plexiglass. Periscopes and ear horns allow visitors to zoom in on details and hear kid-friendly tidbits about the works on display.
Location: The Wonder Studio is located within the Chrysler Museum, One Memorial Place, Norfolk Virginia, 23510
Hours: The Wonder Studio is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
Cost: Admission is Free. For more information, call 757-664-6200.
Wonder Studio was funded by an anonymous donor and was created through collaboration with Bruce Wyman of USD Design|MACH Consulting; design firms Upswell and Plus & Greater Than, both of Portland, Ore.; and Museum Evaluation Consultant Kate Haley Goldman of Silver Spring, Md.