For this project, I was asked to design two Investigate Labs at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History: one for Micro Worlds, where visitors have the opportunity to step into a real science lab and peek through a microscope to observe molecules up close, and one for the Nature Lab, where visitors can become hands-on scientists and investigate fossils and other nature curios.
The Nature Lab highlights specimens from paleontology, zoology, botany, geology, and anthropology. The Micro Worlds Lab offers opportunities to use microscopes and lab equipment to inquire into molecular, cellular, and developmental biology.
The goal was to unite these two rooms as cousins, but not twins, while still adhering to the elements that made them different. I designed and installed these two colorful wall murals pictured above, as well as drawer labels, lab signage, and more. The murals are playful and fun, inviting people of all ages to explore.