Wonders of the Universe

The new 13,000 sf expansion at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville seeks to educate visitors about space exploration, the solar system, and the broader universe.
As part of the graphic design team at Ralph Appelbaum Associates, my role included both design and fabrication coordination. The exhibit opened in June 2008.

Typography spread from graphic standards book developed for use throughout exhibit.

Cover and example spreads from graphic standards.

A hands-on museum, visitors strap in to sense what gravity feels like on the moon.   Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Graphic panel example.  Photo: Jody de Best

Visitors learn about the relationship between gravity, angle and force while taking aim at lighted targets.Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto

Visitors are invited to walk the orbits of the three inner most planets on this rubber floor graphic.
Photo: Albert Vecerka/Esto


Sample to test product used for orbital floor graphic shown above.

Gallery introduction mural and graphic panel examples.

Graphic pattern for stairwell used to traverse from one floor of exhibits to the next.