Children and families can explore their feelings through an immersive, multimedia art exhibition.
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum will reopen on 18 June with a new exhibition encouraging children to identify and explore emotions through artwork and immersive experiences.
Running until 2023, Emotions! will combine entertainment and education across three floors of immersive experiences, gamification, and interactive play areas, encouraging children aged four to ten to learn about different emotions and how to spot them.
Children begin their art ‘adventure’ by creating a personal profile and getting a wristband to collect points through activities and challenges. Visitors are first introduced to artworks from varying periods and geographical locations through a series of observation games, discovering the hidden details and stories behind each work.
Interactive games and activities include various digital and touchless experiences and a workshop area with self-led tutorials on how to represent emotions through different art activities such as drawing, collage, and 3D art. Children will learn how emotions can also be expressed through body language via a touchless interactive game using movement recognition.
Emotions! will encourage children to engage with their feelings through play and learning, with educational games and experiences helping children learn empathy, let go of unpleasant feelings, and start understanding their emotions and how to express them.
HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Louvre Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Museum is a haven of discovery, learning, and stimulation and we are thrilled to see it reopen its doors to children and their families. The arts have the capacity to open a child’s creative potential, allowing them to see themselves and the world differently. The emotional wellbeing of our children is just as important as their physical wellbeing, and this important exhibition uses art as a catalyst for young ones to healthily connect with and express their feelings.”
Entry to Louvre Abu Dhabi is free of charge for visitors under the age of 18 and under. Families need only purchase museum admission tickets for accompanying adults to access Louvre Abu Dhabi’s galleries and exhibitions and to access the Children’s Museum.
GO: Visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae for more information.