SKOLNICK developed and designed 18,000 square feet of new exhibits for the Miami Children’s Museum that encouraged multicultural awareness and appreciation in visitors 0-10 and their families through the themes of Culture, Community, and Communication. Using a variety of exhibit techniques, such as immersive environments, hands-on interactives, multimedia, and creative and imaginative play, visitors could explore their homes, their neighborhoods, and the world beyond with a special emphasis on the rich diversity of South Florida. SKOLNICK was also responsible for development of the First Year Programming Plan for the new facility.
The Miami Children’s Museum invited SKOLNICK back in 2013 to create a new Interpretive Master Plan that would update the exhibit spaces and interactive experiences. Our firm provided planning for new interactive and program opportunities in 14 galleries. The new exhibit experiences are infused with greater opportunities for group interaction; additional exhibit areas have been developed specifically for toddlers and younger children; and STE(A)M-based interactive experiences and the use of Reggio Emilia-inspired educational principles have been incorporated throughout the exhibits. These new spaces, most of which were completed in 2017, cover topics such as physical science, the natural world, health and wellness, art, and music.