Jackson Hole museum “fantasy visit” will become real for Facebook contest winner

Jackson Hole, Wyoming – A limo ride to the museum’s door for a private artist-led tour, a special day of hands-on art classes for the kids, a chef-prepared dinner amongst fine art: The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyo., is challenging its Facebook and Twitter visitors to get creative and imagine a perfect museum visit – with at least one entrant receiving the real-life version of their fantasy as a prize.

Custom art projects for the kids is just one idea that might help win a fantasy trip to the National Museum of Wildlife Art. (© National Museum of Wildlife Art)

The National Museum of Wildlife Art will begin posting a call for entries about the contest on its Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WildlifeArtJH and Twitter (@wildlifeartjh) on November 1. Virtual visitors are invited to dream up an ideal visit and submit their entries through Facebook comments until November 9, when the winner will be selected.

“We’re really excited to see what people come up with,” says Emma Zanetti, Marketing Coordinator for the museum, who will be posting the call for entries on Facebook, leading with the line “What can we do for you?” “It’s one of the great things about social media to be able to connect with people you might otherwise not reach – and in a meaningful way that in this case will help inform our knowledge of how our visitors might like to engage with the museum experience.”

Museum staff will select “the most creative answer that they can make a reality” as the winner. If more than one idea really appeals to them and seems doable, they may even select more than one winner, says Zanetti, who adds that while the contest invites entries from anywhere in the country – or world – airfare is not included., although Jackson Hole accommodations may be available.

A member of the Museums West consortium and accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum, officially designated the National Museum of Wildlife Art of the United States by an act of Congress in 2008, provides an exciting calendar of exhibitions from its permanent collection and changing exhibitions from around the globe. A complete schedule of exhibitions and events is available online at www.wildlifeart.org. The museum is also active on Facebook and on Twitter at @WildlifeArtJH.