Reach... Into the Deep


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University had four touchable objects in a temporary exhibition that they wanted to incorporate in a small new exhibition - a giant clam, a meteorite, quartz crystal and brain coral. During my internship, I was to develop the exhibition to be quickly installed in the hallway leading up the children’s exhibition “Outside In.” 


The power of these touchable experiences is that all of the objects are ones that people would not likely have the opportunity to ever see or touch. In order to leverage that power, I developed an exhibition that enables young visitors and their caretakers to tactilely and visually explore the depths of the universe that ordinarily far beyond their reach. As the exhibition is for a young audience on their way to “Outside In,” the text included in the exhibition is minimal, incorporating some possible curiosities for the caregivers to discuss with the children.