Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Jack Rouse Associates Makes Science Fun for Kids at New H-E-B Science Center

Corpus Christi, TX, USA – Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History has just opened its new, $3 million H-E-B Science Center. Through its visually exciting and highly interactive exhibits, the Science Center aims to inspire and educate children and adults in the sciences.

JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) provided overall planning, design development and project management for the Science Center’s 5,000 square feet of exhibit space. In addition to its ten exhibit areas, the Science Center features an immersive cell environment, a three-story DNA climber, a miniature planetarium, and a series of large-scale interactives showcasing the principles of engineering.

“The client wanted a design aesthetic that was fanciful, curious, alluring, engaging and fun,” said Jeff Lichtenberg, JRA Senior Project Designer. “Our approach was to create a light, colorful, energetic space, and to arrange the space as a progression from the unknown, to what we know, to what we do with what we know.”

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Guests first experience content that juxtaposes the vastness of our universe with the minuteness of the atomic world.  From this point, the guest experience begins to focus on our planet and how human curiosity has led to the study and use of earth’s natural elements and the building blocks of life. Interactive exhibits about atoms, the periodic table, the human cell and DNA introduce the basics of molecular science and biology.  Guests learn how scientific knowledge is part our everyday lives through a variety of mathematic and engineering exhibits.  The guests’ journey concludes with a visually dramatic gallery that stretches their curiosity beyond the earth by incorporating basic scientific principles pertaining to outer space.

“We are delighted to bring Corpus Christi a world class museum that will engage children in the sciences and give them a love for learning,” says Executive Director, Carol Rehtmeyer.

Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History is located at 1900 N. Chaparral St., Corpus Christi, Texas, USA. For more information on the Museum and the H-E-B Science Center, visit www.ccmuseum.com.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleimanhttp://wwww.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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