MeLab Gallery at Frost Science museum in exhibition mode by day (above) and event mode by night (below).

MeLab Gallery in The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

An elaborate, icon-driven, illustration program characterizes the design of this science museum gallery, of which a key feature is the ability to pack away exhibit elements into an event mode every evening.

A set of bilingual activity “portals” prioritized hands-on learning, and were designed to convey complex scientific or social concepts with visuals and minimal text. Their design featured custom infographics, over 300 icons, a friendly character that joins visitors throughout their journey, and a card to collect stamps at each portal. When set in event mode, a patterned design treatment is revealed on the back of each portal.

Overall Plan and Typical Design Units

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