Museum lets children inside Albert Einstein's head
Students learn about one of the 20th century's true geniuses through an ingenious, interactive exhibit.
To get to the museum on the University of Tel Aviv's campus in Israel you drive up Einstein Street, past a mural of Einstein himself. So it comes as no surprise that the Beit Hatsufot museum has as the centerpiece of a new permanent interactive children's exhibit the man himself – or a giant white cubist-inspired head of his.
"It's meant to take the children through all phases of Einstein's life," Dr. Orit Shaham Gover, the museum's head curator, told From The Grapevine.
"This allows them to learn about this great scientist by interacting with him rather than being lectured," she explained.
It does this through videos and other engaging illustrations viewable on three screens tacked to the inside of the back of his head.
And while the exhibit is still in the process of being completed, children from local schools have had a sneak preview. Einstein has been a hit, thus proving once again that he remains head (and shoulders) above the rest.
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