NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Atlanta’s Fernbank Museum of Natural History wanted to inspire urban kids to explore their own backyard, one of the nation’s most diverse urban forests.

In contrast to typical didactic exhibitry, NatureQuest’s content is instead embedded everywhere, engaging the senses using sound, touch, and sight to immerse visitors in an 8,000 square foot, nature-inspired environment that comes to life around them using a combination of high technology and tried-and-true play environments and theatrical techniques — with everything designed to be species-accurate to the regional ecosystems of the Southeast.

Designed to be fun and exploratory, the exhibition takes children from their own backyard to the forest, the beach, the mountains, and even underwater!

  • Client: Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Services:

    Strategy, Content Master Planning, Concept and Design Packages, Exhibit Design, Production Management, Technical Packages, Media Production, Audio Design, Lighting Design, In-Field Art Direction, Installation Supervision, Programming and Training

  • Awards:

    2012 TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for a Museum Exhibit
    2011 Event Design Bronze Award for Best Museum Environment

Project News

  • NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum wins Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Museum Exhibit

    NatureQuest at Fernbank Museum wins Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement: Museum Exhibit

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  • Fernbank NatureQuest wins Bronze for Best Museum Environment from Event Design Awards

    Fernbank NatureQuest wins Bronze for Best Museum Environment from Event Design Awards

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