Each year during the winter/spring months the Museum hosts a special exhibit targeting school groups and families. This year's exhibit is Moneyville, presented by PNC Bank, offering a tour of money's many forms and functions with a lesson on how it has changed dramatically throughout history.
A recent study by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics reveals that many students are not learning the math they need in school. That’s where Moneyville comes in. “This exhibit makes learning cool,” said NCM Education Coordinator Kellie Steen. “Whiz-bang computer games, a multitude of video screens, and eye-popping graphics engage kids (and adults) in a variety of hands-on activities that show them that using math is fun.”
The temporary exhibit joins the Museum’s existing hands-on educational displays, including the interactive driving simulators and new KidZone. “Visitors to the Museum will get to see our 70+ Corvettes on display; spend time in our KidZone with Pat’s Super Service Center, assembly line and drive-in movie; and take our simulators out for a test drive in addition to this special exhibit. It’s like two Museums in one,” Steen added.
PNC Bank will be providing a number of educational opportunities for children and adults in conjunction with the exhibit, including a Moneyville Camp March 7-8. MONEYVILLE was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. The exhibit was made possibly with funds provided by the National Science Foundation. MONEYOPOLIS is a registered trademark of Ernst & Young. The MONEYVILLE trademark is used under license.
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