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Auto Museum Revs Up Interactive Offerings

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The California Automobile Museum has introduced a number of new interactive programs and exhibits of special appeal to children, teens and guests of all ages.

New interactive offerings include the recently launched a monthly reading program for young children, a distracted driving simulator for teens, and now a dozen iPads available for guests to easily access additional content and information about exhibits on display. These new programs and interactive features are all offered free with Museum admission.

Story Time – First Friday of Each Month from 10:30 to 11 a.m.  

Children ages six and under are invited to embark on an adventure through the sights, sounds and stories that make the automobile come alive. On the first Friday of each month, kids (and their parents, too) can gather in the new children’s area and listen to a story about common car-themed topics such as lights, horns and wheels. After Story Time, the children can explore the Museum and see, touch, and even climb into and onto different cars and car parts to experience the story first hand.

Distracted Driving Simulator – Next to Drive-In Theater Area

Driver safety is an important part of the evolution of the automobile and a recurring theme at the Museum. Today, distracted driving – especially due to texting and phone use – is an increasing concern for young new drivers. To help combat this, the Museum recently introduced a new driving simulator that brings the dangers of texting and driving to life. The simulator covers general safe driving as well as impaired/intoxicated driving, and guests are encouraged to hop in to experience just how distracting texting can be while driving.

iPad Tour – Available at Front Desk

To expand and enhance the Museum experience, guests are invited to utilize one of a dozen new iPads equipped with additional images, videos, facts and figures about the galleries, exhibits and automobiles on display. For a comprehensive self-guided experience, guests are encouraged to stop by the front desk and for no extra charge, check out one of the iPads available.

For more information about the California Automobile Museum, please call 916-442-6802 or visit calautomuseum.org.

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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