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Megan Dickerson

Megan Dickerson

Director of Exhibits
Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Megan Dickerson is the creative director of Birch Aquarium at Scripps’ permanent and changing exhibit galleries and non-living collections.

Dickerson and her team use human-centered design to continuously iterate and improve the Aquarium’s “human habitats,” pushing the boundaries of existing aquarium/science center paradigms.

In her prior role as Director of Exhibitions at The New Children’s Museum, Megan brought artists and the community together to develop emergent, room-sized artworks for a family audience.

In her public art practice, under the banner of play(space), Megan facilitates happenings ranging from the Bumpkin Art Encampment, an annual artist take-over in Boston Harbor, to “smellovision” film screenings.

At the core of Megan’s approach to design is playwork: the co-creation of flexible, adaptable spaces where people can play in the ways in which they want and need to.

Megan Dickerson