Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Woodward company, dedicated to improving and evolving products that control energy for aerospace and industrial applications, desired a space to house an exhibit to commemorate its 150th anniversary. They chose to build educational exhibits within two hands-on discovery museums: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery in Fort Collins, CO, and the Discovery Center Museum in Rockford, IL.
In 2020, Exhibit Concepts and History Factory partnered together to design, fabricate and install interactive exhibits to highlight Woodward’s mission and areas of expertise, with Exhibit Concepts focused on the fabrication and installation project responsibilities. Exhibit Concepts created six interactive exhibits within three themes plus an introduction wall at the children’s galleries of two discovery museums: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery and the Rockford Discovery Museum.
The project kicked off in February of 2020 with design, but due to COVID-19, the fabrication and installation were delayed several months. To prepare for a speedy installation, Exhibit Concepts continued to work through the design and detail drawings to ensure a smooth production timeline until all facilities were reopened. Once our talented master craftsmen were back on the shop floor, fabrication happened at rapid pace due to the pre-planning. The six interactives we built were themed to show how energy works according to the aspects of air, land, and water.