Minnesota Children's Museum

Location: St. Paul, Minnesota 

Size: 27,000 Square Feet Indoor, 8,000 Square Feet Outdoor

Scope: Master Planning and Exhibit Design

Gyroscope was hired as master planners and exhibit designers for the major renovation of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The grand re-opening in June 2017, revealed 10 new galleries that prioritize the power of play and promote open-ended, child-led creativity. The experiences range from a larger than life car wash (Forces at Play) to a 4-story vertical adventure (The Scramble) with climbing towers, a giant spiral slide and a netted catwalk suspended more than 40-feet above the ground!

 

Working closely with the Museum’s staff, we developed the galleries under the conceptual framework of Creative Commons. A concept to embrace flexibility and nimbleness as an organization, alongside the creativity of visitors, staff and leadership on an on-going basis. The result is a vibrant museum that is routed in Minnesota, but also gives children the time, space and freedom to naturally develop 21st century skills.

 
 

PROJECT TEAM

EXHIBITS

VISITOR EXPERIENCE PLAN

GYROSCOPE, INC.

VERGERONT MUSEUM PLANNING

SCHEMATIC DESIGN

GYROSCOPE, INC.

VERGERONT MUSEUM PLANNING

MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

GYROSCOPE, INC.

MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

FINAL DESIGN

GYROSCOPE, INC.

MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

FABRICATORS

KIDZIBITS

VSTAR ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

LEXINGTON / NASSAL

MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

GYROSCOPE, INC.

MINNESOTA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

BUILDING

ARCHITECTS

MSR DESIGN

GENERAL CONTRACTOR

JE DUNN CONSTRUCTION

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