Learn about changes for Family Interactive Gallery at Whatcom Museum

An expansion and update is planned for the Family Interactive Gallery inside Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher building at 250 Flora St., and the public can learn about and comment on the plan from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 2.

The public time for FIG planning is for adults; no museum activities for children will be provided.

The changes are meant to integrate more science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics education into FIG exhibits and programs. On Tuesday, the public can look at current FIG exhibits and share comments, critiques and ideas.

People also can join museum staff for refreshments and a short presentation from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall, 121 Prospect St., with FIG designer Larry Ackerley.

Under the plan, the current lower level of FIG will remain focused on early childhood education, while a new upper level would have exhibits and programs for kindergartners through fifth-graders.