Backyard Challenge: Beam
"The MindSplash team has fostered our dreams into reality by guiding us through design, fundraising, and installation of our first new permanent exhibit. Our visitors (young and old alike) appreciate the richness of the learning landscape within Live Smart: Stay Well."
- Ellie Kittrell, Executive Director
The MUSE Knoxville
Scope of Work:
Transition Planning, Conceptual Development, Exhibit Design, Exhibit Fabrication and Installation
MindSplash collaborated with the MUSE to open their first new gallery since opening. LIVE SMART: Be Well! holds exhibit experiences to help children and families discover how exercise, healthy eating, and regular wellness checkups keep our minds and bodies fit. Beginning with a donated exhibit secured from another museum, we reimagined the exhibit elements and added new experiences to focus on health and wellness, a priority for the MUSE.
MindSplash leveraged used exhibit components, redesigning existing and incorporating new elements, to create a cost-effective gallery that delights and educates visitors.
Visitors develop lifelong healthy habits in the three focus areas within the LIVE SMART gallery: THE BACKYARD (Play Smart) area includes a treehouse with slide and climbing wall, a backyard challenge spinner and crawl through Hexascope; EAT SMART focuses on healthy eating and farm to table, as visitors plant veggies, weigh and sell them in a farmers market and serve them up in the outdoor café; KIDS CLINIC (Be Well) with a check up medical station, dental station, XRays, MicroEye projection scope to learn about the body, and Eat and Move-O-Matic challenge.