The opening date of the highly-anticipated Planet Word Museum in Washington, D.C. has been announced: May 31, 2020.
The historic Franklin School Building on the Franklin Square in downtown D.C. will be home to the museum that is dedicated to language.
Entrance to the museum will be free of charge. As for what you will see inside, it ranges from interactive galleries to words, language or reading-themed exhibits. There will also be sections available for visitors to solve puzzles or listen to poetry.
Once you are inside, you may find yourself creating a marketing campaign, watching yourself give a famous speech, or being moved by the rhythm of words and lyrics. You can also meet professional linguists and take part in advanced research in the language lab.
“Language is what makes us human. From earliest childhood we weave our words into speech to communicate. At Planet Word we inspire and renew a love of words and language through unique, immersive learning experiences,” the museum’s website says.
A 20-foot-tall tree sculpture by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer will be placed in the courtyard. 500 motion-activated speakers will project poems, speeches and sayings in various languages as visitors walk under the tree.
Designating itself as the world’s first voice-activated institution of its kind, the museum promises its guests many surprises centering around words and language.
“We’ve been busy at Planet Word, designing immersive and interactive galleries, curating content to feature in our exhibits, assembling a talented team of professionals and revitalizing the historic Franklin School Building with care,” Ann Friedman, CEO and primary funder of Planet Word Founder, said in a press release on Thursday.