In 2014 Historic Jamestown served over 200,000 visitors, but many of them said via surveys, social media and TripAdvisor that younger visitors were offered no interactive opportunities. In 2015, we addressed this need with the Ed Shed. _x000D_ In this session, you will learn details about the concept, challenges, execution and ultimate success of the Jamestown Rediscovery Ed(ucation) Shed, an interactive space designed to give younger visitors the ability find real artifacts and discover history by engaging with archaeology using cutting edge technology such as 3D printing/scanning and virtual viewers. You also will explore this approach’s impact on visitor experience and its accessibility to museums of any size or budget.

Education, Audience Research & Evaluation track generously supported by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights


  • Jeffrey Aronowitz