Our safety-themed museum exhibit is a permanent installation at The Works Museum, an interactive children's museum in Bloomington, Minnesota, that focuses on technology and engineering.
The exhibit is designed to teach kids and their parents to "be seen and be safe" while walking and biking in the dark. Visitors learn how reflectivity works and why reflective clothing is critical to being seen by drivers at night. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a dark room in which youth can sit behind the wheel of a "car" and see how visible their friends are in various reflective outfits. The exhibit also features educational videos, interpretive signage, engineer and researcher profiles, and a microscope area for examining reflective materials up close.
The exhibit was created for the Roadway Safety Institute in partnership with The Works Museum, HumanFIRST principal researcher Nichole Morris, KidZibits, and the Center for Transportation Studies.
Visit The Works online for hours and location information.