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Green Revolution

At the Bob Jones Nature Center (TX), milk jugs make a visual statement about water usage.Would your organization like to reduce its carbon footprint? Have you thought about ways to incorporate/reuse/recycle materials from old exhibits, activities, or projects? Would renewable energy, organic food, climate change, and other environmental issues strike a chord with your visitors or community?

SITES has partnered with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry to present Green Revolution, a fully digital exhibition that gives host organizations the power to build (and control) their own "eco-zibit." In an effort to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint, Green Revolution doesn't "travel" on trucks. Instead, it's transmitted online—from a secured website to your computer. There are no crates needed.

We supply partner organizations with professionally produced design files for exhibition panels and interactives, and YOU take those blueprints to build your own presentation with reused or repurposed materials. A perfect opportunity to give new life to old items while decreasing clutter and increasing the storage capacity of your facility, Green Revolution is a multi-platform initiative that focuses on several major themes: waste, energy, green pioneers, gardening and composting, green construction, and our carbon footprint.

Reduce, Rethink, Recycle, ReduceMultiple hands-on learning stations give this exhibition a green light for families and school groups. But, it has something for everyone—as compelling for kids as for those who have a more earnest environmental message to convey.

Design plans and graphics will be available only to Green Revolution participants.

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Exhibition specifications

Contents Everything you'll need to build your very own "eco-zibit" Access to a robust website to download exhibition design files, graphics, fabrication plans, a list of suggested local resources, and so much more!
Supplemental Educational and promotional resources
Participation Fee Exhibition design files will be available for purchase individually or as a complete set with a participation fee of $5,000.
Size Determined by host organization. Participating exhibitors can purchase one or all exhibition design files
Category Environmental Science
SITES Contacts

Michelle Torres-Carmona, 202.633.3143 (scheduling)
Robbie Davis
, 202.633.5335 (content)

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Tour itinerary

Dates   Host Institution Status
04/17/2010- 06/05/2010 Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake, TX Booked
04/16/2011- 04/16/2012 City of West Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL Booked
04/22/2011- 08/27/2011 Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, KS Booked
06/17/2011- 11/06/2011 William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, Canton, OH Booked
04/01/2012- 04/30/2014 Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, MO Booked
06/01/2012- 06/01/2013 Science Museum of Virginia, Richmond, VA Booked
10/01/2012- 10/31/2014 See Science Center, Manchester, NH Booked



Tempe Cultural Services/Tempe Center for the Arts, AZ

04/13/2013- 04/13/2014 Aurora Public Library, Aurora, CO  Booked
03/15/2013- 03/30/2015 Planetario Alfa,
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


06/21/2013- 09/21/2013 Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Cheyenne, WY Booked
08/08/2013- 10/31/2015 Fontenelle Forest, Bellevue, NE Booked
08/16/2013- 10/25/2013 The Leonardo, Salt Lake City, UT Booked
01/11/2014- 05/04/2014 Museum of Science and History of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL Booked
01/13/2014- 01/13/2016 Discovery Science Place, Tyler, TX Booked
02/10/2014- 05/17/2014 Denison Museum, Denison University, Granville, OH Booked
09/05/2014– 03/01/2015 Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, VA Booked
01/15/14 1/15/16 Monterey County Parks, CA Booked
03/13/2015- 03/01/2016 State Historical Society of North Dakota, Bismarck, ND Booked
03/13/2015- 03/13/2017 Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Booked
06/27/2015- 06/26/2017 Provo City Library at Academy Square, UT Booked
09/01/2015- 09/01/2016 The Museum and Railroad Historical Center, SC Booked
03/27/2014- 03/27/2016 College of Natural and Applied Science, Missouri State University, MO Booked
10/09/2015 10/09/2016 Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, NY Booked
10/31/2015 10/31/2016 Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, OH Booked
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Press Release

Media only: Paula Newbaker (202) 633-3117;
Media website:

Smithsonian Offers A New Take on Temporary Exhibition with Virtually No Carbon Footprint

The typical recipe for traveling a museum exhibition is to pack objects into crates, load them onto trucks, and then have those trucks travel the highways to museums across the country. The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is partnering with the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) to present an innovative, temporary museum exhibit with virtually no carbon footprint that provides kids and their families with easy lifestyle changes they can make to be more environmentally responsible.

With “Green Revolution” participating museums receive all of the necessary design files and instructions digitally, allowing them to construct their very own home grown "eco-zibit" from re-used, recycled materials found within their local community.

The exhibition content is organized around the major themes of Energy, Climate, Food and Composting, and Waste and Recycling. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve and the City of Southlake, Texas, will be first community in the nation to present the exhibition when it opens on April 17—perfectly timed to mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22. Nature Center volunteers are currently designing and collecting used materials to repurpose into creative and educational displays that will inspire people of every age to be part of “Green Revolution.” They will host two community days where interested community members can help build components for the exhibition.

“Green Revolution” is based on the exhibition by the same name developed by MSI as part of their Black Creativity program. The exhibition also includes educational resources, videos, and an interactive computer program.

The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago offers thousands of fun and interactive exhibits and one-of-akind, world-class experiences to inspire the inventive genius in everyone. Through its Center for the Advancement of Science Education, MSI also aspires to a larger vision: to inspire and motivate children to achieve their full potential in science, technology, medicine and engineering. For more information, find MSI online at

SITES has been sharing the wealth of Smithsonian collections and research programs with millions of people outside Washington, D.C., for more than 55 years. SITES connects Americans to their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of exhibitions about art, science and history, which are shown wherever people live, work and play. For more information, including exhibition descriptions and tour schedules, visit

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Green Revolution fabrication plan

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Green Revolution sample text panel

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