Wayfinding: Navigating 14 Acres
The Museum's building was constructed in 1893 as the Palace of Fine Arts for the World's Columbian Exposition. Now with more than one million square feet of space, four levels and an underground parking garage, navigating our large facility may seem daunting. As a way to provide our guests with a great experience that will make a Museum visit even more inviting, the Museum has created a new and effective signage system that accomplishes the following:
- Provides distinct routes to destinations throughout the Museum.
- Communicates the building spaces through easy-to-use orientation and navigational tools.
- Creates a more efficient and easy-to-understand entry and ticketing process.
- Offers a new and more flexible guest map with event and activity listings for the week.
With more than 1,000 elements (signs, maps, labels and more) this will be one of the largest wayfinding efforts in any North American museum.
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about the museum
The Museum of Science and Industry opened its doors in 1933 and is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere.