Sky Survey

sky survey

The sky is always changing. Look up! Is the sky clear, or do you see clouds? Where is the sun? What colors do you see?

In his latest creative project, “Sky Survey,” the Museum’s artist-in-residence Tommy Bobo is trying to capture the sky in all its forms, but he needs your help! Submit a photo of the sky—wherever you are, at any time of day, rain or shine—to be included in Tommy’s art installation in the Entry Hall of the Museum!

Using technology, Tommy will transform your photo into pixels (or a color grid made up of 48 squares!) to be displayed using lights in the Museum’s Entry Hall. Together, your photos and the sky drawings done by our in-person visitors will be combined to create a quilt of ever-changing color, capturing the sky in its many forms!

your photo submission before…
…and after it’s pixelated!

Share your photo of the sky with us using the form below to be a part of “Sky Survey,” an exciting mixed-media art installation at National Children’s Museum. Visit us beginning on September 2 to see “Sky Survey” in person.

about the project

Tommy has designed a collaborative art experience called “Sky Survey,” which will be on display at the time of the Museum’s grand opening on September 2, 2021. The art installation will combine photos of the sky submitted by Dreamers all over the world and drawings created by Dreamers who visit the Museum in person to showcase the ever-changing beauty of the sky. 

True to Tommy’s artistic vision, “Sky Survey” incorporates multiple STEAM principles. The project challenges Dreamers to use their observational skills when looking at the sky. It also prompts scientific inquiries like, “Why is the sky blue?” and creates opportunities for artistic reflection, “How does a cloudy sky make me feel?” The art installation itself blends Tommy’s interests in engineering and technology: A grid of LED lights will translate the colors of photo submissions, shining through the drawings of in person visitors to create a reflection of the sky.

submit a photo

Drop files here or
Accepted file types: jpeg, jpg, png, heic, Max. file size: 10 MB.
    Where was your photo taken?*
    For example, what were you doing when you took the photo? How did you feel when you took the photo? Did you notice anything interesting about the sky?