As its name implies, the museum is for children, first and foremost. But it’s also for parents and grandparents. They must feel safe, seen, and served. The museum is for visitors, but it’s also a community asset. A good neighbor, it is devoted to serving all families, in particular those who live nearby. The museum’s approach to community planning reflects this commitment.
Since 2003, we have partnered with The Children’s Museum on more than a dozen projects, including: the Dinosphere® gallery, the Museum Welcome Center, Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater, Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience, and facilities master plans. Collectively, these endeavors have increased visitation dramatically, boosting attendance 51% from 2000 to 2019.*
We’ve embraced the opportunity to help the museum fulfill its promises to the community, to kids, to families. Together, we consistently create timeless yet fun environments with whimsical touches. They push us to stretch our thinking, innovate, and elevate our creativity to match what they’re trying to achieve as an organization. This ever-changing institution is a designer’s dream.
*Source: Indianapolis Star, Feb. 7, 2020