“New Spanish and Multilingual Experiences / Nuevas experiencias interactivas en Planet Word”

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From Planet Word:

“Planet Word, the museum of words and language, announces new experiences that celebrate Spanish-language stories and spotlight multilingualism. To mark the occasion, Planet Word will host Spanish-language family activities on Saturday, June 8. All events are free;

advanced registration is strongly encouraged. Reserve free timed tickets at

Beginning this month, Planet Word’s immersive Schwarzman Family Library will bring to life five Spanish-language stories, representing the first time the museum’s Library gallery has featured books in a language other than English. Each one-of-a-kind book is embedded with an RFID chip that, when placed on the Library’s Story Table, triggers illustrations, narration, and insights into the book and its author. Watch a video clip of guests interacting with Library books.

The new Library additions are: children’s book Mango, Abuela y yo by Meg Medina with illustrations by Angela Dominguez; young adult novel Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez; young adult novel La Ciudad de las Bestias by Isabel Allende; El Hablador by Mario Vargas Llosa; and Solito by Javier Zamora. All text and audio narration for these new books are in Spanish.

Planet Word will also introduce a new installation, “Multilingualism,” that explores the value of speaking more than one language. Grounded in facts and science, the 14-minute interactive recognizes the cognitive, cultural, professional, and social benefits of multilingualism in the United States and beyond.

“With our newest experiences, Planet Word continues to create meaningful, inclusive experiences and accessible entry points for visitors to explore language,” remarked Ann Friedman, Founder and CEO of Planet Word.

¡Explorando nuevos horizontes! Exploring New Horizons! Family Morning Activities
June 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Planet Word in celebrating storytelling across Spanish-language cultures with Exploring New Horizons! Family Morning Activities. Journey through three Latin American cultures portrayed in the works of authors Meg Medina, Isabel Allende, and Yamile Saied Méndez, and explore bilingual hands-on language arts activities for families that highlight cultural traditions and linguistic characteristics spanning three global regions.

Spanish-language Guided Museum Tours
June 8 at 1:30, 3:00 & 4:30 p.m.
Start your afternoon adventure at Planet Word with a Spanish-language guided museum tour! Enjoy an informal tour of our museum featuring a personal introduction to Planet Word galleries and opportunities to learn and discover special highlights about our exhibits from one of our highly knowledgeable Planet Word staff members. Tours are free but space is limited. For best availability, sign up in advance here:

Planet Word, el museo de las palabras y el lenguaje, anuncia nuevas experiencias que celebran las historias en español y destacan el multilingüismo. Para conmemorar la ocasión, Planet Word organizará actividades para familias en español el sábado 8 de junio. Todos los eventos son gratuitos; Se recomienda encarecidamente el registro anticipado. Reserva boletos programados gratuitos en

A partir de este mes, la inmersiva Biblioteca de la Familia Schwarzman de Planet Word dará vida a cinco historias en español, marcando la primera vez que la galería de la Biblioteca del museo presenta libros en un idioma distinto al inglés. Cada libro, único en su tipo, tiene incorporado un chip RFID que, cuando se coloca en la mesa de cuentos de la biblioteca, genera ilustraciones, narraciones e información sobre el libro y su autor. Mire un clip de visitantes interactuando con los libros de la biblioteca.

Las nuevas incorporaciones a la biblioteca son: el libro infantil Mango, abuela y yo de Meg Medina con ilustraciones de Ángela Domínguez; la novela juvenil Furia de Yamile Saied Méndez; la novela juvenil La ciudad de las bestias de Isabel Allende; El hablador de Mario Vargas Llosa; y Solito de Javier Zamora. Todo el texto y la narración de audio de estos nuevos libros están en español.

Planet Word también presentará una nueva instalación interactiva, “Multilingüismo”, que explora el valor de hablar más de un idioma. Basada en hechos y ciencia, la experiencia interactiva de 14 minutos reconoce los beneficios cognitivos, culturales, profesionales y sociales del multilingüismo en los Estados Unidos y más allá.

“Con nuestras experiencias más nuevas, Planet Word continúa creando experiencias significativas e inclusivas y puntos de entrada accesibles para que los visitantes exploren el idioma”, comentó Ann Friedman, fundadora y directora ejecutiva de Planet Word.

¡Explorando nuevos horizontes! Mañana de actividades familiares
el sábado 8 de junio, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Únete a Planet Word para celebrar la narración de cuentos a través de las culturas hispanohablantes con ¡Explorando nuevos horizontes! – Mañana de actividades para familias. Viaja por tres culturas latinoamericanas retratadas en las obras de las autoras Meg Medina, Isabel Allende y Yamile Saied Méndez, y explora actividades prácticas bilingües de artes del lenguaje para familias que destacan las tradiciones culturales y las características lingüísticas que abarcan tres regiones globales.

Un recorrido informal en español
el sábado 8 de junio, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30 p.m.
¡Empieza tu aventura de la tarde en Planet Word con una visita guiada al museo en español! Disfrute de un recorrido informal por nuestro museo que incluye una introducción personal a las galerías de Planet Word y la oportunidad de aprender y descubrir aspectos destacados especiales sobre nuestras exhibiciones de la mano de uno de nuestros miembros del personal altamente conocedor. Las visitas duran una hora y requieren inscripción previa (plazas limitadas).
Reserva boletos programados gratuitos:”

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