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How gaming is reshaping the way museums teach

Gaming is having a noticeable and lasting impact on museum education programs

gaming-museumThe success of most video games is measured by how fun they are. Not so the games of New York’s American Museum of Natural History.

Here, if a game is too fun, too engaging, it can create problems.

Gaming has slowly become an important part of museum exhibit design, right alongside artifacts, fossils, movies, music and other forms of interaction.

And not surprisingly, the American Museum of Natural History continues to push the envelope on how gaming can be used to engage and educate.

(Next page: How museums are teaching in light of new technologies)

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