Growing Up With Saab
If you are reading this, then we have all made through another year. This week will probably be a week of cleaning and getting back to normal for most after a festive Christmas season, so not much Saab news.
So what better time to look at another of the Saab oddities out there and this time it involves kids. Being a father, this one caught my eye and I really wish we had something like this here. About a month ago I was flipping through Facebook and came across a photo posted by another Saab fan of a Children’s Museum. What made this so different was that this was an interactive museum where kids got to learn about the city around them. They were allowed to pretend they were grownups and use their minds and imaginations away from a TV or video game. One of the jobs they get to do there is to be a Saab mechanic and it is very life like (check out their Saab shirts in the photo). The company ExPrt specializes in interactive museum displays and seem to be able to recreate anything. When contracted by their client Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in Milwaukee to build the service center, I think they outdid themselves.
What the kids get here is a fully interactive car care center. Kids or adults are able to check under the hood, change tires and exhaust. They can even book appointments at the service desk.
It would appear that there are two of these displays, one in Milwaukee and one in Hawaii. If I ever get to either, this is one of those attractions I would love to see.
Underneath the car (fully padded for the kid’s protection) you can change the muffler and roll on the creeper. You can even change the tires on the car with the help of a realistic air wrench. Do we have any Saab fans in Hawaii or Milwaukee that have been to either of these two places?
This looks like a great place for kids to be introduced to a great car and opens theirs minds at the same time as to what they may want to be in the future as they grow up with Saab.