"Social History" I'm Going to the Museum
"Social Story" is a visual support element to model going to the museum in advance, to build positive expectations and confidence.
I will go to the Khabarovsk Krai Museum named after N.I. Grodekov. I will see a lot of interesting things here.
This museum has rooms devoted to the history, culture and nature of the Khabarovsk region. Exhibitions from other museums in Russia are also brought here.
- I'm going up to the porch of this building. I will enter the museum through this door.
- There is a metal detector at the entrance, I will go through it.
It might beep if I have metal objects with me.
- I will see the reception desk in front of me. If I have any questions, I will ask the receptionist. He sits on the left. On the right is the cashier. This is where you need to buy your ticket.
- This is the ticket.
- This is a museum store where souvenirs are sold.
- I can take the stairs down to the minus first floor.
- There is a checkroom, snack and beverage vending machines.
- If I have outerwear, I'll leave it in the cloakroom-it's a museum rule.
- The toilets are also on the minus first floor.
- I'm going back up the stairs.
- In the foyer I will see large models of a dinosaur and a mammoth. These animals inhabited the Earth a long time ago.
There are different objects in the halls. I will look at them, but I will not touch them.
- I will see the glass showcases. There are showcases in all the halls of the museum. There are exhibits in them. The showcases are fragile, you can only look at them.
- I will talk quietly in the halls of the museum.
- This is an employee of the museum - the caretaker.
- I'll give her the ticket. The attendant will tear off the control stub on the ticket and give it back to me.
- There are many custodians working at the museum. They are dressed in the same uniform.
If I need help, I can go to any of them.
I will start with the "Amur Museum" hall. In this hall I will see stuffed animals inhabiting the territory of the region.
- There are fences in the halls, I will stop in front of them.
- There are information kiosks in the hall. They are touch-sensitive - they work by the touch of my fingers. I can look at photos and read about the nature of the Khabarovsk region.
- There are also aquariums with live fish. The fish don't like it when visitors touch the glass of the aquarium.
- If I want, I'll take pictures of what I like, but I'll turn off the flash.
- On the second floor are the exhibition halls and the children's museum. I can take the stairs up there. Or I can take the elevator.
- The exhibitions in the halls on the second floor change. In them you can see exhibits from the museum's collection, or those brought in from other museums.
- This is the "Peasant Farmstead on the Amur" hall. The objects here can be carefully touched and held in your hands.
- Before I come in here, I'll put on my shoe covers.
The museum has a ship, the frigate Pallada. There could be a lot of people here. If I don't like it, I'll move on.
- Through the corridor I will go to the other building of the museum.
- I'm going to walk through that door.
- This room is called "Development of Khabarovsk Krai in 1923 - 1953". I'll take a look at it.
- The museum has a lot of items in the public domain. But they are under alarm. If you touch them, a loud, unpleasant signal sounds.
- There are touch-screen kiosks in this room, too.
- I will leave the hall here and go down one flight of stairs.
- This is where I go to the other side of the building. I'll go down to the first floor.
- There's an administrator in this building, too.
- I'm going to go in and see the "Nature of Khabarovsk Krai" hall. It shows the flora and fauna of our region.
- I'm going up to the second floor.
Here is the exposition "Traditional culture of indigenous peoples of Khabarovsk Krai.
- In this room I will learn how the Nanai, Udege, Evenki and other peoples of the Khabarovsk region lived many years ago.
- After the inspection, I will return to the stairwell I came from.
- Going down to the first floor.
- There are toilets on the minus first floor in this building, too.
- I'll go into the hall called "Russia's Exploration of the Far East in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries."
The history of our region in the 19th and early 20th centuries is presented here. At that time the lands where we live were annexed to Russia.
- I will leave the hall through this door.
There is another hall on this floor. It's called "The Civil War in the Far East of Russia.
- Here I can climb the panorama of the Battle of Volochayev.
This battle took place in 1922 near Khabarovsk.
- I will leave the hall through this door.
- And I'll take the stairs to the third floor.
There are two halls here.
This hall is dedicated to the history of Khabarovsk Krai in the second half of the XX century.
This room is called "Khabarovsk Krai in the XXI Century. It is devoted to modern history - the time in which we live.
- I'm going out that door.
- I've seen all the halls of the museum! Now I have to go back to the new building.
- I will go down to the hall "Development of Khabarovsk Krai in 1923-1953". I'll go out through this door. I can turn to the custodians, they'll help me find my way out.
- I'll walk down the hall.
- I'm going down these stairs. If I left things in the checkroom, I'll pick them up.
Museum workers love it when visitors write about what they liked about the museum. I'll walk out the door I came in through.
I'm satisfied with my visit to the museum! If I want to, I will come here again.