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  Museum Exhibit Fabrication : Sensing Chicago  
     
 
Client: Chicago History Museum
"Sensing Chicago"

This 2,000 square foot permanent exhibit for the children's gallery challenges the visitors to "use their five senses to explore Chicago and uncover its past". Proto fabricated the interactive components and exhibit elements, including larger than life models. Through experience-based learning and interactive technology, kids then discover that history is all around them. The Postcard kiosk is one interactive which gives the visitor the opportunity to create their own personalized postcard with Chicago as a backdrop and send it out as an email. The Sound room challenges you with soundtracks of the past. Can you hear the Great Chicago Fire or a Southside jazz band? Can you smell the city's past? What's it feel like to be a Chicago style hot dog? Can you catch a fly ball at Comiskey Park? Can you ride a high wheel bicycle? Photographic murals, graphics with bi-lingual text and media elements were coordinated by Proto.

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