Children’s Exhibition exceeds all expectations
The first ever children’s exhibition at Beit Hatfutsot, A-B-See-Do, has been filled to capacity since its opening in August. With hundreds of visitors arriving by the hour and staying at times for an entire day, the exhibition attendance has exceeded all expectations. “Children simply do not want to leave”, said Rima Osmanov, who is coordinating the exhibition.
The success of the children’s exhibition has had a positive impact on overall museum attendance as well. According to Marc Kurs, Director of the Visitors’ Center, August saw a jump of 41% in visitors compared to last year, with numbers growing day by day. “Collaboration with Yediot Achronot and the advertisements have helped as well,” he said, “and a new buzz has started about Beit Hatfutsot. The phone lines are ringing off the hook, and there is an increase in tickets being ordered on the Internet.”
In fact, to respond to this increase in interest, the Visitors’ Center opened two new ticket sales stations in the lobby, as well as an additional phone line and expanded hours on the call canter. “All in all we are busy and trying to meet the demands of the public,” he added.
The A-B-See Do exhibition focuses on teaching children to appreciate the Hebrew language through a series of multi-sensory, interactive, tactile stations. The exhibition makes use of the most cutting edge museum technologies to engage children with all their bodies and senses around spoken and written language. The exhibition is aimed at children ages 2-12.