The New York Hall of Science (NYSci) led development of Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think, an exhibition about animal cognition. A traveling exhibition, Wild Minds was designed to be presented at two institutions in the same city, at the same time. The project enabled the research team—including members from NYSci, Hunter College, the Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), NewKnowledge (ILI’s successor on the project), OMSI, and Oregon Zoo—to explore how complementary exhibits at two institutions can build capacity among staff and volunteers, as well as deeper understandings of approaches to visitor learning. Moreover, Wild Minds gave the team an opportunity to consider how inter-institutional collaboration can increase public value. The National Science Foundation supported the project.
See Wild Minds Resources for Get Together, a Web guide to inter-institutional collaboration.
Read the Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think book by Martin Weiss!