Look for us at ASTC!

We’re packing our Museum trade show trunks and soon heading north to the 2019 ASTC Conference in Toronto, September 21-24 at the Ontario Science Centre.

We’ll be there—with nearly 120 other exhibiting companies and institutions—at the science and technical center’s biggest industry event of the year. The Exhibit Hall is open just two days, Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.

Visit us in Booth 727 and meet Chicago Scenic’s founder and president, Bob Doepel, and senior project manager Jim Mallerdino, who’s a long-time museum advocate and solutions provider.  

Jim and Bob are always eager to talk about design challenges and solutions, interactive exhibits, the latest in technological developments, and some of our latest STEM and STEAM-based museum projects.  

Here’s a glimpse at some of our recent projects:

Wired to Wear at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
Chicago Scenic worked closely with MSI to effortlessly present this 8,000 sq. ft. showcase of wearable items featuring some of the world’s most innovative technologies. Learn about a flying Jet Suit, a Smart Tattoo from Google that plays music, a prosthetic arm cannon, and Nike’s self-lacing shoes. 

Harvest to Home at the St. Louis Science Center
This engaging exhibit educates guests about food processing. Through hands-on interactives, for example, visitors learn about the steps in processing corn, from pouring, rolling, grinding, sifting, spinning, mixing and cooking.  

ASRC IlluminationSpace at the Advanced Science Research Center of the Graduate Center of the city University of New York
This new space is designed for students to explore five interconnected areas of science—nanoscience, photonics, structural biology, neuroscience, and environmental sciences—and encourages a deeper understanding of how science shapes our everyday lives.  

Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana
Chicago Scenic worked closely with JRA to design and create exhibits and interactives that bring STEM and STEAM principles to life. Guests experience the challenges of being a mascot as they monitor their heart rates when they dance alone, then with the added weight a mascot costume provides. Another interactive helps guests see how good—or poor—nutrition can affect a mascot’s energy level.  

Mark your calendar for another important museum industry event coming up—the Association of Midwest Museums Conference, held jointly this year with the Michigan Museums Association, October 2 – October 5, in Grand Rapids. We’ll be presenting at the conference. More on that soon… 

Look for us at ASTC!