Night at the American Art Museum
May 22, 2009
With the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, moviegoers will get a look at some of the most popular objects in the Smithsonian's collections—such as Amelia Earhart's airplane, Dorothy's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, and even Oscar the Grouch from the television program Sesame Street. Intrigued by the idea of visiting museums at night and interacting with animated collections? Then check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum's online children's game, Meet Me at Midnight.
In Meet Me at Midnight, intended for kids between the ages of 8 and 10, an artwork—the dreaded Root Monster—comes alive and wreaks havoc in the galleries overnight. Visitors choose a friend—a character that has been separated from its artwork—to help aright the mixed-up museum. Through a series of challenges, players solve a mystery and return the friend to its artwork. If you have kids, or if you are a kid at heart, try it out.
When the Meet Me at Midnight launched, a nine-year-old player reviewed the game on Eye Level. Read her tips.
Sounds interesting, I am curious to check it out to see how educational it is. This seems like a good opportunity to get kids interested in visiting a museum.
Posted by: Glass Artist | May 25, 2009
We hope the site does just that! Thanks for your comment, Glass Artist. To find out more about the goals and educational content of Meet Me at Midnight, see the Parents and Educators Guide. One area, Visit an Art Museum, offers tips and encouragement. If you are a teacher, you might also be interested in the Links to Learning Elements, which describes the content and curricular aims of every game within all three adventures. Please let us know what you think!
Posted by: Tiffany | May 26, 2009
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