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A Modern Spin on an Old Classic
Audiences have changed and so have their expectations for audio. In a world of endless podcasts, visitors expect to learn while being engaged, entertained and surprised. Audio overviews can do this by sharing exhibition information that wouldn’t fit on a wall placard, like expert interviews, oral histories and soundscapes. Audio is also the ideal medium for encouraging real-time examination and “eyes-up” learning.
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to audio anymore. Guru's team has experience creating audio overviews for subjects that range from humorous to sensitive, and will always consult with your team about tone and voice. Some of the audio approaches we've developed include:
- Playful - incorporates pop-culture references, slang (where relevant), and sound effects. This is often a hit across age groups.
- Conversational - simplified but not simple. Discusses topics and items in a friendly and casual manner.
- Oral History Integration - combines narration with oral history clips to tell an authentic story.
- Expert Interviews - a podcast-like approach combining narration and expert interview clips.
Audio Overviews Examples
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Battleship IOWA Audio Stop
Why did USS IOWA sailors wear white hats and dungarees? This audio stop uses a casual voice and a dash of humor to reveal a little-known secret about Navy attire.
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Missouri History Museum Audio Stop
Visitors to Missouri History Museum’s #1 in Civil Rights exhibit learn about Downtown sit-ins taking place in St. Louis from the people who were there. This stop integrates oral histories with narration for maximum immersion and impact.
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San Diego Museum of Art Audio Stop
This audio stop from SDMA’s Epic Tales exhibit describes the painting “Ramayana - Rama and Lakshmana take leave of Dasharatha and the Priest” and uses a playful voice, sound effects, and an engaging approach to bring the story to life for all ages!
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The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Audio Stop
This audio stop engages zoo visitors by drawing attention to special giraffe features. This encourages guests to have a "heads-up" experience while learning!
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Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Audio Stop
How do you cure plant blindness? By making plants accessible. This stop teaches visitors about the unique qualities of Parry’s Beargrass and its role in California’s biodiversity hotspot.
Complex Topics and VIP Access Made Easy
"Plant Blindness" - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Why do plants matter? This video illustrates the importance of plants in everyday life and how they impact the future of our planet.
"Sailor Tattoos" - Battleship IOWA
Did you know sailor tattoos have special meanings? Visitors to Battleship IOWA learn all about them in this fun animation for all ages.
"Art Detectives" - San Diego Museum of Art
Visitors to San Diego Museum of Art get a sneak peek at the amazing work going on behind-the-scenes and at what it takes to care for, restore and preserve precious artworks.
Augmented Reality Examples
Augmented Reality makes learning mobile in this fun experience featuring SUE the T-Rex.
Butterfly Migration AR - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Visitors to the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden use this AR feature to experience the monarch butterfly season any time of the year while also learning about these vital creatures!
Something for Everyone
Themed Tours Examples
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden visitors can enjoy learning about native California plant life through a selection of themed tours like the California Flavors tour and the California All Stars tour.
Visitors to Battleship IOWA can choose from a variety of tours based on time constraints, interests and activities. Kids can even follow ship mascot, Vicky the dog, on an augmented reality tour adventure.
San Diego Museum of Art
At SDMA, visitors can enjoy everything from artist-led tours to special themes like the Date tour and Aristocrat tour.
Transportive Experiences in the Palm of Your Hand
Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Visitors to Palm Spring Aerial Tramway use “VR-Lite” to enjoy a helicopter’s view and get a 360-degree look at the Tram’s engine room!
Virtual Reality-Lite allows visitors 360-degree looks into off-limits parts of the ship and provides accessibility for those unable to navigate ship ladders.
What do super fans love more than their favorite team? Sharing their team spirit!
God of Thunder
Museum visitors step inside an exhibit or theme with this electrifying selfie filter!
Enchant visitors with an interactive selfie filter that is triggered by a wink! Then watch them enchant their friends with a share function right in the app.
Something to discover for all ages
Scavenger Hunt Examples
Scavenger hunts are easily found on the explore section of the app as well as in the hamburger menu. And who says scavenger hunts are just for kids? These interactive experiences can be tailored for children and adults!
Beacon-aware technology lets visitors know when they’ve gotten the answer right in their scavenger hunt.
Need a Hint?
If visitors are a bit puzzled, they can use the hint function to help guide them to the next stop on their scavenger hunt.