NYTimes | Minecraft & Pterosaurs

In March, 2014, the NYTimes wrote the following piece, At Play in Skies of Cretaceous Era, about how the Museum is, in their words, “an eager participant in a 21st-century movement to use games and interactive digital experiences to help museumgoers learn.”

One paragraph addressed games-based learning within our youth education programs:

The museum hosts educational programs that use the hugely popular video game Minecraft to teach science to high school students. And over the last six months, another group of students has been creating a card game about pterosaurs using artwork and research that comes directly from a Museum of Natural History exhibit that is scheduled to open in April.