|HALL OF EDUCATION /
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)|
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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