Planet Word is a new, start-up museum with a mission of inspiring a love of words and language. Developed by a former reading teacher and philanthropist, the idea for Planet Word is grounded in the belief that language and literacy are the keys to sustaining a vibrant democracy and society.
Planet Word initiated a major adaptive re-use project to convert the former historic Franklin School building in downtown Washington D.C. into a museum space. The program places a strong emphasis on experience-driven, interactive exhibits to create an immersive environment for museum visitors. The innovative project features nine permanent galleries, each with their own voice-activated experience; a standalone, puzzle-solving gallery; a voice-activated 22-foot-high Word Wall; and a 5,000-LED globe with word games.