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The Chamber of Heart & Mystery


The Chamber of Heart & Mystery is an imaginarium for all ages. Dive into this whimsical exhibit that’s a portal to The Word Lab, a new afternoon writing lab at the MAH.

29502310355_558e098a3f_zThe Chamber of Heart and Mystery invites you to explore the mysteries surrounding the human heart. Staged as a fictional study for Dr. Cora X. Crux, renowned explorer of the heart and its mysteries, this exhibition is filled with curious objects and art work. Observe the Cabinets of Curiosities, the Magic Lantern Theater, the Bureau of Discovery, and other devices created to discover the mysteries of the heart.


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More about The Word Lab and Young Writers Program

The Chamber is a portal to The Word Lab, an afternoon writing lab at MAH for local public school students opening Oct. 3. The Chamber and Word Lab are the brainchildren of local children’s book author David Zeltser and Young Writers Program Executive Director, Julia Chiapella. Both will be operated by the Young Writers Program, which began in 2012 to help young people use writing as way of self discovery. Volunteer Writing Project Assistants are trained during 2-hour workshop sessions to work with 4th through 12th grade public school students on teacher initiated writing projects– see here for more on this volunteer opportunity. Projects culminate in the publication of a book, poster, or magazine, or a public reading. Books are sold at Bookshop Santa Cruz.