A Connected World for Kids

A new interactive exhibit in the New York Hall of Science is all about immersing kids in virtual ecosystems. The exhibit is called Connected Worlds, and it creates stunning landscapes via projections onto giant walls. 

Here’s the official spiel from the Hall of Science people: “There are six ecosystems in Connected Worlds: jungle, desert, wetlands, mountain valley, reservoir, and plains. Each has its own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water.  The ecosystems are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet.  While interacting with Connected Worlds, visitors explore the interconnectedness of different environments, strategize to keep systems in balance, and experience how individual and collective actions can have widespread impact.”

We like how the connect the digital and the physical world in a playful way and add an educational twist. Watch the video and get this longing feeling of being a child again.