Though the Whatcom Museum is physically closed to the public, they are committed to connecting to the community virtually with activities, art, history and education. There are a variety of new programs that the public can take advantage of during the stay-at-home order.
The digital story dome project is a way for individuals to share their personal experiences during the pandemic. While the story dome itself is a physical recording booth in the lobby of the Lightcatcher building (debuting when the museum can reopen to the public), the digital story dome project invites people to record a short story, poem, sing a song or share spoken words about their pandemic experiences at home. The story dome prompts can be found at whatcommuseum.org/story-dome-project.
The museum is also offering several virtual programs for children and adults alike. The programs include a virtual Audubon society program, virtual low sensory Sunday and virtual museum in mind.
The Family Interactive Gallery (FIG) is offering a selection of downloadable at-home activities from crafts to science experiments as well as links to other educational resources. The museum’s blog also has many posts covering exhibitions, archives and art collections.
If you are missing the experience of touring the museum in person, the Whatcom Museum’s YouTube channel has videoed gallery tours.
The museum store is offering curbside pick-up and shipping options for orders taken by phone at 360/778-8975.
To take advantage of these resources or find more information, visit whatcommuseum.org.