Interactive Exhibits

Auburn University Aquatic Resource Management Center

The public lobby of the Aquatic Resource Management Center at Auburn University is designed to be a welcoming blend of nature, technology and water. The exhibits celebrate the history of the university’s world-renowned aquaculture and marine sciences departments and their many partnerships in research, service and conservation.   Interactive and updateable, these displays provide an […]

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Atlanta History Center Gatheround Stories of Atlanta

Unsung heroes, go-go boots and a trolley seat for two! Atlanta History Center’s newest cornerstone exhibition weaves Atlanta’s stories and artifacts together to define the narrative for our past, present and future. From Civil War Reconstruction era Atlanta Terminal Station and factory utilizing child labor to Civil Rights era diner and barber shop providing the […]

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St. Johns River Center

The new facility on the banks of the St. Johns River is a key destination in the redevelopment of the Palatka riverfront district. Funded by Georgia Pacific, this educational facility is designed to provide exhibits, classroom and lab space for students and visitors to learn about the local river and wetlands ecosystems, Palatka history, and […]

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Mingo National Wildlife Refuge

This new visitor center facility in Puxico, Missouri is built on a bluff-top, designed with views of the spectacular and historic wetlands and bottomland forest below. Utilizing the tall peaked roof in the exhibit hall, 22’ tall bald cypress and pin oak trees soar to the rafters with various animals hidden amongst their branches. Timber-and-stone […]

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Macon Museum of Arts ans Sciences

The Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences’ newly renovated Discovery House is a 1700 square foot exhibit space filled with educational and interactive exhibits. Working with the design firm of Lyons/Zaremba and in close concert with the museum staff Malone design/fabrication strove to create an environment that is both exciting and engaging. Highlights of the […]

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Santa Rosa Lake and Dam Visitor Center

Santa Rosa Lake and Dam Visitor Center is a small facility run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Guadalupe County, New Mexico. Malone renovated the look and feel of the 600 sq. ft. exhibition space and updated the interpretive content of the exhibit. Surrounding the new topographic map centerpiece of the Pecos River […]

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The National Aquarium in Baltimore

“It’s always cool when exhibits we work on are featured in the media! The National Aquarium in Baltimore (home to more than 16,000 animals from more than 660 species of fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals) is reopening their popular Black Tip Reef exhibit after a major expansion.  This renovation includes 16 touch screen kiosks […]

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Designing to the Story, not to Internal Capabilities

I once asked a client why they chose not to pursue a design-build process for a large permanent exhibit project.  The key reason he gave me was that he believes a design-build firm has an inherent incentive to design to the firm’s internal capabilities rather than letting the owner’s unique stories and visitor experience objectives […]

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Polk’s Nature Discovery Center

Located in central Polk County and nestled among centuries-old live oaks, Polk’s Nature Discovery Center is uniquely positioned to become the prime destination for nature viewing, information, and education. Features include dynamic, engaging exhibits, classroom and group facilities, opportunities for family and individual study, as well as recreation areas and miles of trails.  A variety […]

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Wilderness Trailer

This custom exhibit trailer features a bright exterior graphic wrap with fun and informative hands-on exhibits highlighting the beauty and diversity of the National Wildlife Refuges of New Mexico. Inside, an LED light show highlights where animals migrate through the state’s refuges.  Interactive quizzes help visitors match endangered animals with the habitats they need to […]

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American Red Cross: The Changing Face of Help

With over 125 years of reaching out to help others in need, the American Red Cross now looks to reach out to a new generation of potential volunteers and donors. Utilizing the impressive collection of images, artwork, artifacts, and personal stories collected over the years, this nationally traveling exhibit not only displays the past and […]

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Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The objects that people create are an expression of their cultural beliefs, ideology, and world view. By studying the works of other cultures, we enlarge our view of the world and gain a better understanding of our own lives.  In Reflections of Culture at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, visitors explore how culture is […]

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High Museum of Art Greene Family Learning Center

Malone Design/Fabrication collaborated with The High Museum of Art and Kraemer Design + Production  to produce this approximate 2000 square foot exhibit that is based on the premise of making art accessible to young visitors.  Visitors are invited to explore various artists as well as movements in art.  From recreating still life art to a […]

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Hoover Dam Visitor Center

Malone Design/Fabrication designed, fabricated and installed immersive exhibits focused on the history of Hoover Dam and the science of hydro-electric generation. A mixture of artifacts, graphics, audio-visual productions, computer and mechanical interactives, dioramas, and models are presented in a hierarchy that is appealing to both the casually curious visitor and the engineering buff.  A grand […]

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Thronateeska Science Discovery Center

Originally located in the old city train station, the Thronateeska Science Discovery Center is a centerpiece of the revitalization of downtown Albany, GA.  The outside perimeter is lined with interchangeable walls that can be reconfigured as the museum grows.  The interactives are engaging: green screen games with multiple screens, push button videos that explain the […]

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Audubon Insectarium-Metamorphosis and Success Stories Galleries

Metamorphosis and Success Stories Galleries consist of two exhibit rooms detailing various insects and their habitats.  Metamorphosis is one of the most fascinating transformations that occurs in certain animal/insect species.  This exhibit illustrates insect courtship, mating, and life cycles.  A working husbandry lab shows visitors how insects reproduce and grow.  The Success Stories Gallery was […]

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Osceola County Welcome Center & History Museum

Osceola County Historic Society teamed with Frina Design, Quinn Commercial  and Malone to fabricate the County’s new Welcome Center & History Museum.  The facility is adjacent to Shingle Creek, one of Osceola County’s oldest settlements.  The new Welcome Center & History Museum provides an orientation of the county’s rich natural resources, passive outdoor recreation assets […]

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Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge

The goals for the visitor center are to help the visitor grasp how important the refuge is to millions of animals.  The exhibit design evokes the river through high-impact images and three-dimensional vignettes, as well as through overall shape, texture and color.  Photomurals dominate the interior, organic shapes define space, and dioramas immerse visitors.  There […]

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Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

This large refuge along the Rio Grande spans more than 57,000 acres of managed wetlands, foothills, mountains and desert wilderness. It is also a popular destination for migrating bird populations and human visitors for hiking, bird watching and nature photography. With its accessible trails and many observation decks, the refuge offers a rich and diverse […]

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River Discovery Center

Through state-of-the-art interactive exhibits, River Discovery Center tells the story of the four rivers region of western Kentucky.  Visitors experience a hands-on opportunity to see how the river has contributed to the culture and history of the area and the economic impact of commercial navigation.  The museum features water-filled exhibits including an audio-visual enhanced rain […]

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