HALL OF EDUCATION /
DEMONSTRATION CENTER

The changing goals, methods and tools of education in America are the concern of the exhibitors in this pavilion - for the most part business associated with education. Visitors may see a school of tomorrow, hear prominent Americans discuss problems of the day, listen to classroom exercises and watch modern teaching machines at work. The large building also has a playground area, an audio-visual demonstration center and a public restaurant.

It's hard to think what the builders of this pavilion were thinking. How many people, especially children, would be likely to spend part of their summer vacation in a pavilion about schools? (CD #30 Photolab #20)


 

Demonstration Center. Everything from shoes to school equipment is on view in this modernistic structure. A New York newspaper samples public opinion on important issues, a Bible society shows a color film. A futuristic scale model predicts the design of schools in the year 2000, and new developments in food, furnishings, art and electronics are displayed. There are also a children's "adventure playground," a cafeteria, a kosher restaurant and a dining terrace.

As it turned out not many people were so interested, and in 1965 the pavilion was re-opened as the "Demonstration Center", which was used to showcase products from a variety of vendors. It was also a failure. (CD #6 Set 30 #9)


 

Adventure Playground. Children are invited to play on a number of futuristic climbing structures in the playground. (CD #27 Set 149 #9)
 


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1-28-62 - Architect's Model
2-14-63 - Groundbreaking booklet
4-15-64 - School Peeks at 3 R's in A.D. 2000
Dialogues in Depth
Lovable Quotient Tests
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