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KEVA museum exhibits spark curiousity and inspire learning. Attract engagement and create enthusiasm with hands-on experiences.
  • Hands-On Learning

    KEVA museum exhibits attract visitors with approachable interactivity. KEVA planks are a memorable experience in science, art, history, and discovery museums. They engage families and individuals of all ages, and can be used as a medium for virtually any subject matter. What the hands build, the brain remembers.

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Top 9 Reasons to Bring KEVA Planks to Your Museum

  • Stealth Learning

    As children conceive of a project and strive to build it, they must solve many physics challenges using principles of balance, cantilevers, geometric shapes, optimum proportion, stability and more. They must think in three dimensions while problem solving. Because they are focused on their project and having so much fun, they do not even realize how much they are learning. A typical project is inherently filled with small experiments that slyly transform intangible concepts into working tools of the trade.

  • Versatility

    From a 5,000 foot headline exhibit to a play table in the corner, the KEVA Exhibit can be as large or as small as you choose. Use it as a secondary exhibit when not headlining or for school programs (we provide an activity guide) or liven up your fundraising events with building contests or use it for day camps. KEVA Planks are an evergreen additon to your lineup, and you will continue to think of even more ways to use KEVA planks in your programs.

  • Easy Parent-Child Interaction

    Parents rarely resist the draw of KEVA Planks. Most parents immediately find themselves on the floor building, playing, and collaborating with their children. Moms, dads, and grandparents find conversation is easy as they discuss building plans, new ideas, words of admiration and encouragement. Working side by side builds relationships.

  • Artistic Scientists and Scientific Artists

    We have blended an art gallery and a science lab to create a beautiful place to design and invent. The KEVA exhibit gently nudges scientific minds toward art and artistic minds toward science. To complete a sculpture, an artist may need to overcome various physics challenges. The engineer who builds a tall tower may want to explore ways to make it more interesting or attractive.

  • Low Maintenance

    Every KEVA plank is the same. No sorting, no glue, no connectors. Just simple stacking. Children and adults already know how to stack things, so the creativity and experimentation begin with very little instruction. The simplicity is compelling. When a tower is finished, the teardown is half the fun. KEVA planks clean up easily since there's no sorting. Maple planks are durable so no restocking is needed.

  • Spectacular Possibilities

    How high is your ceiling? The construction and demolition of large structures is always a crowd pleaser. Tall towers are fun and easy to build. Someone on your staff would love this assignment. We'll give you master tips for peak success. Science World builds a tower to destroy every Saturday. (Oh, and you don't have to beat our World Record for the demolition to be jaw-dropping!)

  • Expert Staff Training

    Here's what to expect: "Ken brings not only a wealth of knowledge to the training, but a teaching style that is immediately comfortable and engaging. You can tell that his experiences with the blocks are time tested and thoughtfully picked, and that his passion for what they can teach us is equally extensive. We would recommend Keva and Ken for any museum not only as an engaging exhibit experience, but also as a team and discovery building workshop."

  • Visitors Won't Want to Leave

    "Just a few minutes more..." People spend a lot of time in the KEVA Exhibit. Visitors take ownership of their KEVA creations; they often plant themselves in the KEVA room and won’t leave until their masterpiece is complete. An extended period of concentration and total immersion in the activity is the typical experience with KEVA. This sets us apart from most other exhibits - even exhibits costing thousands more. Our simplicity is truly engaging.

  • Free Exhibit?

    Not really, but… The KEVA Exhibit is designed to be purchased at a price that is comparable to many rentals. After the first showing, all repeat runs can be considered to be free. The exhibit stows compactly when not in use. Never again worry about a gap in your schedule or a shortfall in your budget. You will always be prepared with a top quality exhibit when you need it. The ROI is almost immediate.

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From the KEVA Community

Director of Exhibits | Long Island Children's Museum

“We have featured KEVA twice in our traveling exhibit gallery. Both times was a big hit. Last fall, we decided to give KEVA its own gallery for an extended period of time, and I can tell you that it is mighty popular.

Building with KEVA is inspiring, it creates community, and it has a meditative quality."

Erik Schurink
Executive Director | Southeast Museum Conference SEMC

“I wanted to let you know that several SEMC members noted your session on their evaluation as their favorite program at SEMC 2011 Annual Meeting. Please consider proposing this session again for SEMC. I know that you went to great effort to bring all the KEVA materials for this session. Thank you for your contribution and participation in the 2011 conference.”

Susan Perry
Teacher | Terra Centre

“The KEVA Planks have been a HUGE hit at my school. I have found them to be great for all ages and ability levels. They are helpful for fine motor practice and basic counting for special needs students. I even have used them with my class of students who have been expelled from other schools for behavior issues. This is a tough group, and they need opportunities to work together, take turns, negotiate, communicate effectively, and help one another. I use Keva Plank projects as a way to foster these behaviors in all students, even those who usually have difficulty working well with others.”

Jean-Marie G.

Museum Tips

The KEVA Planks museum exhibit is modular and modifiable. Consider using KEVA as a hands-on application of what visitors are learning throughout the other spaces. What the hands do, the mind remembers.
People love to build tall! Provide a safe, movable step stool for visitors to share.

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Activities for Museums

We offer training for your museum staff so they can help make your guests' visit one they won't stop recommending to friends. Staff enjoy the casual, team bonding of learning KEVA activities and easy-to-use ideas for engagement.

Email info@kevaplanks.com for details.

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We want all children and families to have access to the magic and learning of KEVA Planks. We offer discounted prices on maple planks and educator KEVA Products to libraries, teachers, homeschoolers, afterschool leaders, camps, therapy centers, and a variety of other public-good focused programs. In order to access our discounted prices, we ask that you complete this form. After we have verified you're an educator, we'll give you access to our educator pricing and you can place orders online using a credit card, check, or purchase order.
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