Category: Participatory & Interactive Exhibition

Learn about the functions of your brain, playing this fun Operation-style game. Don’t touch the sides with the tongs while you try to remove the rubber shapes from the brain map. If you do, you set off the buzzer and flashing red light!

We designed and built this exhibit for the Health Exploration Station, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

The back side includes a model of the brain that kids can turn and observe, information about concussions,  and a re-use of a former exhibit about the speed of your brain synapses.

Custom pushbutton-audio-graphic-kiosks we designed and created for the Hope Foundation for their annual SWOG Conference in support of cancer research in Chicago in 2016.

Guardians of the Great Lakes

Great Lakes Children’s Museum, 2015

Gallery master planning, complete exhibition design, fabrication, and installation.

This permanent exhibition for the Great Lakes Children’s Museum in Traverse City is a fun, hands-on exhibition allowing visitors of all ages to playfully explore and learn about all things Great Lakes – from the role of the the US Coast Guard to the nature of waves, from water and air turbulence to lake ecology, and everything in between!

Play with aircraft controls in an elevated USCG helicopter, control the weather on the Great Lakes – thunder, lightening, rain, sun (and perhaps get the 16-ft rainbow to shine!), learn about USCG uniforms, sea-going vessels, and aircraft through fun interactive stations, identify native and non-native aquatic species of the Great Lakes, make waves in a custom 14-ft wave tank, and so much more.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, 2015

Design, fabrication, and installation of interactive exhibition.

Highlighting the incredible work of Einstein, Lemaitre, and University of Michigan Professor of Mathematics Lydia Bieri, the Shape of the Universe exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History incorporates several interactive components that allow visitors to explore gravitational waves in space, theoretical shapes of the universe, expanding galaxies, and other mysteries of the universe.

National Endowment for the Humanities and Mid-America Arts Alliance, 2015

Design and fabrication of nationally touring exhibition.

Based on a permanent exhibition housed at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, this exhibition highlights the struggles, strengths, and courage of three extraordinary children who confronted extreme hardship and left truly inspiring legacies from which we can all learn: Anne Frank, Ruby Bridges, and Ryan White. The exhibition features several freestanding units focused on thematic areas; a collection of objects, artifacts, photographs, and paper ephemera; audio/video features; interactive components; and wall-mounted banners and graphics.

Howell Conference & Nature Center, 2014

Design and fabrication of interactive wildlife-related exhibits.

The Howell Conference & Nature Center’s Spirit of Alexandria Nature Bus brings wildlife education to children throughout Michigan. Flutter & Wow’s Night Vision Interactive allows wildlife enthusiasts to compare their night vision to that of an owl, as they search for two small mice hidden within the exhibit. The interactive Wildlife Quiz Boards are designed to test your knowledge of all things wildlife, from birds of prey to creatures of the night to the diet and scat of Michigan mammals. The interchangeable quiz boards light up green or red to indicate correct or incorrect answers. The Night Vision Interactive and Wildlife Quiz Board exhibits are permanent installations on the nature bus.

Detroit Institute of Arts, 2012-2013

Design of two-phase participatory exhibition, gallery layout, graphic design, labels, and fabrication.

Eight paintings that had been tucked away for years in DIA storage were chosen for conservation and further study. Research unearthed fascinating new information, but only a small sliver of it could appear on a label when each painting went on exhibit. In this vanguard exhibition, visitors were invited to decide what stories to tell about the paintings in the exhibition, by voting with colorful mini-pompoms. After the votes were tallied, Hidden Treasures reopened as a regular exhibition with labels featuring the winning stories.

The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots
Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, 2012

Research, design, custom interactive multimedia, graphic design, label design, fabrication and installation.

Air travel has long been an essential mode of transportation for Alaskan towns and Alaskan bush aviation in the early 20th century is legendary. Valdez, being as far north as you can get and still have a shipping port that doesn’t freeze, was home to many famous pioneer bush pilots such as Bob Reeve, Owen Meals, and Bill Egan. The exhibition, The Daring Adventures of Alaska’s Pioneer Pilots, at the Valdez Museum highlights the many stories, places and people related to local aviation. Displaying photographs, relics and motion pictures, the exhibition brings the exploits of Alaska’s early bush pilots to life.

San Antonio Museum of Art, 2011

Design, custom interactive software, custom media display, and installation. 

This cutting-edge contemporary exhibition explores the idea of art as an interpretation of, and a catalyst for, peace. Over 80 artists, including Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Richard Avedon, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chuck Close, El Anatsui, Jenny Holzer, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Anish Kapoor, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pat Steir, and Bill Viola, presented artworks that expressed their perspectives on the Dalai Lama and his endeavors.

During the exhibition’s run at the San Antonio Museum of Art, visitors were invited to share their own images and text messages of peace. Each contribution was then added to an ongoing mix that was displayed on two large flat panel monitors in the lobby. Flutter & Wow Museum Projects designed and programmed the unique set of technologies that enabled visitor contributions to be gathered, formatted, sent and displayed in the videos.

Traveling exhibition
NRG! Exhibits, 2008

Research, design and fabrication.
In this timely and green exhibit, visitors are engaged in the topic of sustainability through everyday objects, activities, and technology. The visitor understands his or her role in sustainable practices via the context of the familiar and immediate: choices that I make today have a lasting effect. Numerous interactives provide opportunities for visitors of all ages to connect with the content. Excerpts from the grist.org book, Wake Up & Smell The Planet, are featured throughout.
Flutter & Wow Museum Projects provided design support and fabrication services for this traveling exhibition by NRG! Exhibits.