Past Exhibitions

0810 Future Park website LOGOSeptember 16, 2017-January 15, 2018

Members Preview: September 16 9am-12pm General Public opening September 16 12pm-4pm

Admission $10 for everyone over age 2, Free for Bowers Museum members and Santa Ana Residents on Sundays

Saturday September 16, 2017
9am- 12 pm - Members Preview
12 pm- 4pm general public opening

Sunday, September 17, 2017-January 15, 2018
Open Tuesday- Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Closed Mondays (Open MLK Day!)
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day)

New Exhibit Uses Art and Technology to Create Unique, Digital Playground

Santa Ana – The future looks bright! In collaboration with Team Lab Kids, Inc., Bowers Kidseum is excited to introduce an internationally traveling exhibit called Future Park: Art + Technology. In this unique digital playground, creativity abounds as children work and play together using technology, art and their imaginations! Designed to inspire creative thinking, encourage collaborative play and build an interest in digital technology, this hands-on, digital exhibit features four different interactive areas for children to explore:

Sketch Town


Paint the town red or blue or green! Children draw colorful pictures of cars, buses, buildings and more to create an amazing virtual town bustling with activity. The town is projected on oversized exhibit walls from floor to ceiling and is reactive to the child’s touch. The children’s drawings can also be made into an original 3-D papercraft model that they can take home.

To see Sketch Town in action


Light Ball Orchestra


The Light Ball Orchestra is music to your ears and eyes! Children can play in an elaborate orchestra by rolling soft, oversized balls that are nearly as tall as they are! The giant orbs change sound and color when they touch and communicate with each other to play in concert.


Future Park Exhibit at Bowers Kidseum

Connecting! Block Town

Connecting Blocks

All roads lead to fun and adventure! Using different brightly colored blocks on a table that becomes a large-scale screen, children create digital thoroughfares for cars, boats, trains and planes! Soon, the city landscape comes alive as children team up to create working roads and railways crisscrossing each other as vehicles make their way.


Hopscotch for Geniuses

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Hop to it! Featuring beautiful artwork, shapes and designs projected onto the floor, this interactive path reacts with sounds and colors as children use their entire bodies to play. The perfect activity for busy minds and bodies!

To see Hopscotch in action.


About Team Lab Kids, Inc.


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Team Lab is a collaborative, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “Ultra-technologists,” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.

Future Park: Art + Technology Made possible by
Generous contributions from:
Dolly Lamote
The Bead Society of Orange County
Angela Hsu
Mei Yen Chang
Anne Shih
Francois Vigier
Britt Meyer
International youth business innovation promotion inc.