11 & 25 November 2018
“Mystery Games”, in November, at the Museum. With VR masks and AR apps, our little “Bond” agents explored the Museum collections and solved riddles. The “Mystery Museum” program that was held for the first time, gave everyone a unique experience!
How the game was played
One game… three groups… seven posts…
At every post, the children acquired a clue, solved a riddle and got information about the next post. For every riddle they solved, the groups obtained pieces of a jigsaw puzzle which was put together in the auditorium of the Museum at the end of the route.
VR masks, telephone devices that came alive via AR applications, an AR Photo booth and tablets were the means for a fascinating hunt for knowledge, with technology at the front.
Morse “talked” to us about himself and his invention! We “performed” a call using a crank telephone and were mentally transported in the ‘60s and then we “inserted” 10 drachmas in the “red Tamura” in order to make a call as they did back in the ‘70s. We read a letter of a telephone operator from 1921, we “relived”, from up close, a satellite launch, we put on – virtually – the suit and equipment of a Lineman and took our own selfie in the AR photo booth and we solved the riddles and the mystery!
During the game, the escorts/parents downloaded the new AR app of the Museum and participated in a digital interactive tour using their mobile phones or the Museum tablets.
We were visited
A great number of parents and children, 360 people in total, participated in the educational activities of the Museum, during the programs and tours that were held in November.