NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF
LOS ANGELES COUNTY
The DISCOVERY CENTER at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
is a hands-on learning environment where visitors are encouraged to engage with
a multitude of touchable collections. Designed to foster intimate discoveries and enable free associations the exhibit utilizes a series of tables and shelves to variably display antlers, bones and pelts, rocks, insects and taxidermy specimens. Visitors can delve even deeper into the collections utilizing one of the available microscopes or activity tables.
This project was created in collaboration with NHMLA and LRLA.
Design contributions by RGP partners were made while on staff at NHMLA.
OPENNESS AND AMBIENT LIGHT WITHIN THE SPACE PROVIDED
INSPIRATION FOR THE VIBRANT AND PLAYFUL DISPLAY SYSTEM.
Activity tables echo the form of the high truss ceiling in the design of their legs. They can be used by visitors to organize and explore the exhibit's collections, drawing parallels between play, curiosity and the scientific process.