The New Children’s Museum.

gtk new children museumEureka! is The New Children’s Museum’s newest thematic exhibition opening on October 17. Children and adults will discover California through the imagination of artists and explore the power of creative thinking. The new exhibit features works alongside the current exhibition, Feast: The Art of Playing With Your Food. Tomoko Kuta, Director of Education and Exhibitions and Megan Dickerson, Manager of Exhibition Development led the project.

Continuing the Museum’s pioneering legacy of commissioning contemporary artists to create engaging artworks for children and families, Eureka! will feature new art installations created by local, regional and international artists. Additionally, the Museum will develop art workshops, educational programs and lesson plans to complement each installation.

“Through inventive art installations and studio activities, Eureka! will encourage visitors to explore the Golden State, by ‘digging deeper,’” Executive Director & CEO Julianne Markow tells Giving Back Magazine. As part of Eureka!, families will be able to climb a tower that tells a visual story about a century of California dwellings and belt out “car-a-oke” in an immersive music experience. Visitors will be able to experience the highways and byways of California with miniature vehicles, and make rewarding discoveries about California’s interconnected waterways and freeways.

“Our exhibitions team is working with each artist to ensure that children of all ages are able to engage and play with each work of art as they learn and develop new skills,” said Tomoko Kuta.

Eureka! will be previewed during an invitation-only donor event on October 15 and open to the public on October 17