Revealing the math in the natural world
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
A Mirror Maze Traveling Exhibit
1,700 sq. ft.
Leviathan, Lightswitch, Ravenswood Studios, and Harvest Moon Studio
Exhibit Master Planning, Interpretive Planning, Content Development, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Interactive Development, Production Management, and Project Management
Following the success of the 8,000 sq. ft. permanent exhibit of the same name, Luci Creative was asked by the Museum of Science and Industry to develop a traveling version of the STEM-focused, fully-immersive math and nature exhibition.
Organized into three major zones – a theater, a pattern maze, and a discovery area – the exhibit introduces visitors to fractals, spirals, the Golden Ratio, and Voronoi patterns found in nature, art, music, and architecture. The centerpiece, an 1,800 sq. ft. mirror maze, is a system of equilateral triangles highlighting symmetry, repetition, and tessellation. The discovery area includes numerous hands-on and media-based interactives.
The traveling exhibition was designed and built for easy crating, quick set-up, and tight storage. Tensile fabric structures, modular graphics, forklift-friendly bases, and Erector Set-like connectors allow the exhibit to be easily set up in a matter of days.