Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Unveils Google Liquid Galaxy Exhibit

Monday, December 17, 2012

With support from Google Ann Arbor, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum recently opened a new exhibit.  The Google Liquid Galaxy exhibit offers an immersive exploration of the earth, sea and sky.

“Google Ann Arbor partnered with the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum to provide museum-goers an immersive Google Earth experience,” said Michal Lorenc, Google head of industry, media and entertainment. “Those who visit the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum can step inside a chamber of monitors to fly anywhere around the world, from mountains to buildings to valleys.  Visitors can even fly through the ocean to get an up-close view of the ocean floor. ”

Google Liquid Galaxy features seven high definition monitors that nearly surround Museum visitors in interactive exploration.  The large, flat panel monitors connect to Google Earth.  Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum visitors explore the earth, sky and ocean using a central control station in the center of the monitors.

“The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is committed to creating experiences that inspire the imagination of our visitors; it’s important to us that visitors find something delightful and enchanting every time they walk through our doors,” said Mel Drumm, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum executive director.  “Our new Google Liquid Galaxy exhibit is educational, visually stunning and absolutely engaging.  We are thrilled to unveil it to the public, and grateful for Google’s support in making this ambitious idea a reality.”

Since Google Liquid Galaxy is powered by Google, visitors to the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum can continue their adventure after leaving the Museum by simply accessing these platforms on their own computers. Google Earth is free.

Google Liquid Galaxy is located on the first floor of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, next to the popular tornado exhibit.

About the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum provides more than 250 interactive exhibits that spark the imagination. The Museum is a regional destination attracting over 200,000 visitors every year. The mission of the Museum is to inspire people to discover the wonder of science, math and technology. Visit www.aahom.org or call 734.995.5439 for more information.

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