Bike Exhibit at Peggy Noteabart, a set on Flickr.On Thursday Molly and I rode down to the Peggy Noteabart Museum here in Chicago. It's such a great place. Their big draw this summer is a temporary exhibit about the 'Bicycle'. Gotta say I have mixed feelings though admittedly it was overrun by bus loads of schoolkids.
Not sure who it's audience is. Half the exhibit is a timeline of bikes from the high wheeler to a modern track bike. So that's for the 'older kids'/enthusiasts.
The other half is kid specific and tries to be more interactive but I have to say it's pretty forgettable - ok so I am an adult but hey! I guess I just don't see it turning kids on to bikes in anyway. That said there was a fun activity where Molly turned old potato chip bags into handlebar streamers. I hope they can schedule some bike parades around Lincoln Park or combine with Kidical Mass or the Farmer's Market or something.
More at the Peggy Noteabart Museum: Bikes! The Green Revolution