Play has a Role to Play

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Hilton Pasadena, San Marino Ballroom


Megan Dickerson, Director of Exhibits, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Anna Simmons, Senior Exhibit Developer, Monterey Bay Aquarium


  • Visitor Experience

Learning Format: Active Learning

Engaging in different types of play is central to how children grow their bodies and minds. Self-directed play and unstructured learning allow children to imagine and explore all senses of possibility. We will ask participants to critically think about their definition of play and their impressions of the role play plays in museum settings. In this interactive session, participants will get charged up to think differently about engaging early learners and supporting caregivers in their space.