Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Wins Award

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis was awarded, the 2010 IMA Outstanding Achievement Award by the Interactive Media Council. The award was given in the Museum category for the design of Take Me There: Egypt.

The Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the “highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honors individuals and organizations for their achievement.”
Take Me There: Egypt, the newest permanent exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is an immersive experience for its visitors and features a variety of hands-on activities, and family learning opportunities. Visitors can play games and virtually explore modern day Egypt. Visitors get the feel of a virtual travel and learning about the life, geography and culture of Egypt. This fosters an understanding that is far beyond learning from textbooks.

One of the online games in the exhibit, “Explore Virtual Egypt” was developed by Emantras, Inc. The objective of this game is to give the visitors an idea of the language and currency of Egypt. We have used the context of a visit to the Cairo market. The visitor can interact with people, visit shops and make purchases. This way they get to use the understanding of the language and currency and also become familiar with the culture and history of Egypt. Visitors can also take pictures and add them to their travel journal.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our work on Take Me There: Egypt. It was truly a team effort, and we are privileged to have worked with The Children’s Museum. We work on projects world-wide and it is good to know they are considered world-class examples of how the Internet can be used effectively for learning” said Sesh Kumar, Founder & CEO, Emantras.

About Emantras Interactive Technologies:
Emantras is an innovative digital education and learning partner delivering world-class training and educational solutions to academic, publishing and enterprise clients, who are keen to use technologies that support learning. Founded in year 2000, with the vision to educate through technology, Emantras provides engaging learning experiences that enable effective knowledge delivery through integrated digital and mobile solutions.

About The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. The 472,900 square-foot facility houses 11 major galleries. Visitors can explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and arts.

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