S2 served as the exhibit designer and developer on this 3000 square foot traveling exhibit for the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. We worked with the internal education and fabrication team at the Museum and assisted in the prototyping of every working interactive element of the exhibition. The exhibit focused on Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, and was divided into sections related to Preparation, Family and Celebration.
Photographs by Alicia Rice.
Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ
I Explore is a 3500 square foot gallery devoted to a Pre-K audience and opened as part of Liberty Science Center’s expansion. The exhibit is geared toward zero to five-year-olds, with an emphasis on “My Self.” “Where do I Live? What Can I Do? Who Am I?” are all questions raised in the exhibit. Some experiences include a scale version of the Verrazano Bridge with bridge and tower building experiences. “Slice of Street” allows visitors a crawl through experience for exploring what inhabits the spaces directly beneath the sidewalk under their feet, a ball machine and microscope on a rope.
Hayward Area Historical Society
Actual scenes inspired by Hayward area landmarks, such as a hotel lobby, grocery store, cannery and stream, create the environments within the space. Roleplay is a key interactive theme throughout, from the working canning line to the hotel reception desk and grocery store check-out counter.
Photographs by Marcess Owings.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
Designed for children ages five and under, the Tot Lot and Tot Spot places visitors within and around the animals and plants that inhabit Marin County, California. The Tot Lot is a 4,000 square foot outdoor area which includes a 60 foot long, multilevel stream water feature, a woods area and a meadow. Hidden throughout are habitats of many local animals and plants including a gopher, salmon, woodrat and quail