“Future Energy Chicago” at the Museum of Science & Industry required solutions for how visitors could power an exhibit. In order to do that, our team had to simultaneously determine how mechanical motion can produce energy and consider the exhibit’s design and space requirements.
The result: guests enter through the “Energy Garden” where their own bodies bring the exhibit to life. Visitors pedaling stationary bikes produce visual light effects. Guests crank a hand generator and activate an array of plasma trees.
In the exhibit’s second area, facilitators lead teams through a rotation of five competitions as they generate a more energy-efficient futuristic car and house, improve a future neighborhood of Chicago, and reinvent the City’s transportation and power systems.
Behind the scenes, Chicago Scenic helped devise a range of solutions to address custom lighting and rigging systems, and planned and coordinated custom electrical floor templates for the intricate exhibit’s illumination requirements.09.2013 back to Museums