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After years of anticipation, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science was ready to open its new doors to all with a passion for the next generation of scientific innovation.
The big reveal
Group Delphi partnered with London-based designer, Casson Mann, to build and project manage the 7,000-square-foot Feathers to the Stars exhibit — an experience that immerses visitors in the evolution of flight.
To set the scene, every element leans in towards one point in the room — making it all appear as though they are pointed directly into the wind, ready to experience their first moments in the sky. This illusion is made more immersive by a 70-foot-wide wall projection utilizing image-blending software to simulate air-flow over the space.
The gallery features feathered dinosaurs, the first of the man-made gliders, a full-size F5 fighter jet, and artifacts from the Smithsonian — all illuminated by integrated lighting elements built and installed by the Group Delphi team. But before anyone goes thinking it’s all fun and no games, a paper-airplane-making station and a nearby wind column invites visitors to put their own aeronautical-engineering skill sets to the test. (No pressure.)
The Frost Museum of Science experience continues to welcome thousands in from around the world to interact with and learn about one of evolution’s crowning achievements — the gift of flight.