Map Spot: Exploring the World of Maps
Previously exhibited at Mystic Seaport.
Mallory Wing adjacent to Mallory Exhibit Hall
Designed for cartographers of any age and ability, Map Spot: Exploring the World of Maps provides an interactive experience that boosts map literacy and appreciation for maps as tools for exploring, recording and imagining the world.
Learn how to read and make maps and maritime charts at different activity stations. Test your knowledge of geography and wayfinding and see historic and modern maps in a whole new light as large-scale wall graphics challenge your vision of the world.
Make and take home a memory map of your favorite room. Create a fantasy map of your dog's perfect day and leave it for display in the gallery. Test your ability to follow confusing directions and find the right map to your destination. Put yourself in the shoes of maritime explorers approaching an island from the sea who are trying to map its outline. Or race the clock through a series of visual map games that will test your cartographic knowledge and skill.
No matter your age, you will soon discover the paramount role maps play in your daily life!
* Map Spot complies with Connecticut state education frameworks for social studies and provides elements for Boy Scout/Girl Scout badge requirements.