RED OAK NATURE CENTER
Sense the Seasons Exhibit
Visitors can become a naturalist at any age exploring the graphics and interactives at Red Oak Nature Center. Graphic panels have focused, succinct interpretation and open-ended prompts that encourage dialogue and exploration. Featured here are only one quarter of the total graphics created for the exhibit space.
KENAI NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
How do you design and build green exhibits? For Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was designed and fabricated to comply with the new visitor centers LEED certification. Designers and builders sourced green materials to support the building’s resource efficiency. At the same time, large sculptural elements—like a full-size moose!—help engage and inspire more than 1,000,000 visitors to the refuge each year.
JARRETT PRAIRIE CENTER MUSEUM
The multi-faceted exhibits allow visitors to gather around, and a multi-user approach allows for several set of hands to engage with the same component. The design for the museum is inspired by the low horizons of the landscape, and intermittent “pop ups” of trees and agricultural silos. Fixtures and graphics are inspired by the Prairie School aesthetic to include such things as limestone bases, wood construction, and arts-and-craft details.
DANA POINT OCEAN INSTITUTE
The Maddie James Seaside Learning Center expansion adds a hands-on interpretive center in the lobby and courtyard areas, with engaging displays inviting visitors of all ages to become immersed in local underwater habitats while on dry land, and to participate in citizen science research and experimentation.