Event Notices

Doctors Without Borders Brings Interactive Exhibit on the Refugee Crisis to Long Wharf

Battery Park City, NY Visitors take a 1 hour tour around the “Forced From Home” exhibit. (Photo: Elias Williams)

Doctors Without Borders is opening a free, outdoor, interactive exhibition at Long Wharf and will be there from Oct. 15-23.

Forced From Home is a free, interactive, educational, outdoor exhibition designed to raise public awareness about the global refugee crisis. It is family-friendly, fully accessible and open to the public.

Guided by experienced aid workers from Doctors Without Borders, visitors will be given a tour through a variety of interactive, hands-on experiences in which they will be challenged to imagine what life is like for the world’s 65 million displaced people.

The exhibition features an immersive 360° video experience inside a 30-foot diameter dome that transports visitors to Tanzania, Lebanon, South Sudan, and other locations as they are introduced to the contexts and the populations discussed throughout the exhibition.

Visitors will interact with items used by refugees and aid workers to get a sense of what displaced people need to survive. For example, visitors will choose what personal items they would take if they were forced to flee, explore refugee shelters, and discover some of the tools that humanitarian agencies utilize. For more information and photos of the event visit www.forcedfromhome.com.

Location: Long Wharf, 199 Long Warf, Boston, MA 02110

Dates/Times: Oct. 15-23, open 9 am to 5 pm

Important registration information – Registering in advance ensures that you will be able to tour the exhibit at your preferred time. If the tour time slot you want is marked SOLD OUT, you can still come and join the “walk-up” line. There are seven tours each hour and we’ll keep spaces open in each for walk-up attendees.