Shot Tower Game for iPad and iPhone Released!


Carroll Museums, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Phoenix Shot Tower Mobile Game. This educational, multi-level game uses play to explore the science behind making drop-shot as well as the history of the Phoenix Shot Tower.  

Carroll Museums partnered with SierrAspen and Hibiscus Technology Solutions to create the mobile game. Major financial support was provided by the American Express Foundation.

“The game will be a fun and dynamic way to share the amazing history of Baltimore’s Shot Tower,” said Paula Hankins, Executive Director of Carroll Museums. “We also want it to generate interest in visiting the Tower, which is a National Landmark and one of only a few remaining shot towers in the world.”

In this fourteen-level game, players ascend the 215 foot Shot Tower, which was once the tallest building in America. Collecting materials along the way to make drop shot and overcoming obstacles the player will virtually experience the Shot Tower climb. The game is designed to be suitable for all ages.  

The game is currently available for download to iPhones and iPads through the iTunes Store.

Proceeds from the game support The Phoenix Challenge: Carroll Museum’s campaign to restore, renew, and reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower. www.thephoenixchallenge.org

About Carroll Museums
Carroll Museums is the nonprofit organization spearheading the revitalization of Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion (ca. 1811) and Phoenix Shot Tower (1823) through innovation, collaboration, and cultural stewardship. www.carrollmuseums.org.

About Hibiscus Technology
Hibiscus Technology Solutions is a mobile, web, social and cloud application development company and has developed over 100 mobile apps for some of the top names in the US and abroad in the areas of media, travel, education, enterprise and technology. www.hibiscustech.com.

About SierrAspen
SierrAspen a Silicon Valley Business Development firm provides a full spectrum of services to support both on shore and offshore firms to develop markets, services, outsourced or contract product development, Incubating startups and various IT services. www.sierraspen.com



Create your own Thanksgiving Cornucopia!

Carroll Museums presents
A Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop

Set a beautiful table this Thanksgiving with your own Cornucopia creation!
 
Led by floral designer and expert grower Jody Jewell, each participant will create their very own cornucopia like the one pictured. You will also be able to ask Jody flower and arranging questions, enjoy light refreshments, and take a complimentary tour of the Carroll Mansion. All supplies are provided!

Workshop Tickets: $35
Carroll Museums Members: $30


Don't pass up this opportunity to learn from the best and have a great time doing it! Jody Jewell is a highly creative, dynamic, floral designer, grower, and entrepreneur who is at the top of her profession and is in a unique position to share her more than 25
years of floral design, plant care, and growing secrets. Workshop participants will receive personal instruction from Jody and are encouraged to bring their questions with them!  

 
Space is limited so register today!

"Your Turn" Opening Reception!


Join us on Thursday October 8 from 7pm-9pm for the opening reception of "Your Turn", a play and game themed art exhibition! RSVP on Facebook HERE

Enjoy refreshments provided by CAVA Mezze (http://www.cavamezze.com/), try your hand at some classic games, and catch a special appearance by magician and "Planchette" star, Brian Kehoe!

People have played games for millennia. Play is not only an escape, but also a tool for learning how to live in the world around us. Games help us connect with one another, build skill sets, and most importantly exercise the human imagination. It is through our imaginations that all possibilities can be conceived: alternate universes, creative problem solving, or even to better understand the stranger next door.

Games have been played in the Carroll Mansion since it was built in 1811, but it wasn’t until 1929, when the building became a recreation center, that play became its central focus.

Featured artists: Johan Lowie, Cheng Cao, George Lorio, Roopa Dudley, Chris Fortney, Gary Cuddington, Sanzi Kermes, and Rachelle Terry. 

This is a Free Fall Baltimore event. For more information about Free Fall Baltimore, visit http://www.freefallbaltimore.org/.