The Unisystem was a museum-wide interactive computer system designed to mediate between the museum and museum visitor to provide useful information for the general public audience (adults, older children, younger children, and K-12 teachers). It was installed between1989-1991, and consisted of:
- A 42 computer network, controlled by a 6 minicomputer network
- 9 Information Stations: showtimes, demonstrations, and visitor services
- 28 Exhibit Enhancement Stations: overviews, treasure hunts, science tips, and take-home activities
- 5 Print Stations: for all take-away materials
Visitors use a touchscreen and barcode interface.
Information Stations are provided at key circulation points. As visitors have access
to information on showtimes, demonstrations, and visitor services.
Exhibit Enhancement Stations are located in each exhibit area (including traveling
Check out the Math and Astronomy Exhibits.