Discover what life is like for children in Kenya today | Sept 13, 2019 to Jan. 4, 2020
- Families can discover what life is like for children in Kenya today, a country both technologically-advanced and filled with longtime traditions.
- As they travel through five immersive environments, children can compare the similarities and differences between their lives and those of children in the East African country of Kenya.
- Visitors will have the opportunity to experience a rural home as they learn about water conservation and use a beautiful Khanga cloth to carry a baby on their back or dress as a Maasai, one of 43 ethnic groups in Kenya.
- At the school, children can learn Swahili using touchscreen notebooks just like students in Kenya.
- Visitors can also convert dollars to shillings and “shop” in an outdoor market and at a duka, tiny shops found throughout Kenya, as they learn about the country’s advanced phone-based financial system called M-Pesa.
- At the national reserve, children can become a ranger and drive a safari vehicle. They can also become a keeper at an elephant orphanage that cares for abandoned baby animals and learn about animal conservation.
- Visitors will marvel at life-size sculptures of native African animals, created by local artisans in Nairobi, integrated into the exhibit. Using tablets to snap photos of the animal sculptures, an augmented reality experience triggers a 3-Dimensional rendered image of the animal in its habitat to help visitors learn more about the species.