In the world that Generations Y and Z are growing up in, where virtual information is in abundance, real-world experience has become critical. In 2015 BravoEcho principal Georgia Everse was instrumental in the launch of the Grand Rapids Public Museum School, a bold new initiative to deepen the learning of 6th through 12th graders. Representing our client, Grand Rapids Public Museum, she collaborated with Grand Valley State University College of Education, Kendall College of Art & Design and Grand Rapids Public Schools to develop the strategy and launch the school. The project eliminates the wall between academic and physical learning through place-based experiences using the museum and the city like a laboratory. The goal is to inspire and facilitate passionate curiosity, critical thinking, and creative problem solving. These are the tools of original thinking and innovation, the key skills students are going to need for a complex future.