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The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Indianapolis Children Museum
 

Two awe-inspiring experiences full of history, inspiration and

unforgettable storytelling

Founded in 1925, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (known regionally as TCM) is the largest children’s museum in the world, serving over 1.2 million visitors annually at their five-story, 225-square-foot building and surrounding 7.5-acre campus. Over the years, TCM has become much more than a children’s museum, exhibiting art, history, culture, and natural history for a global audience of all ages. 

 

In 2021, the museum turned to Dimensional Innovations to help bring two important all-encompassing, educational experiences to life through spectacular exhibit design. These two extraordinary additions, Malala’s World and Giants of the Jurrasic, transport visitors to other worlds through the magic of light, sound, and immersive storytelling.

 

*Key partners include the TCM team, Schuler Shook, Evolution Audio.

 

 

Testimonials

The DI team did a tremendous amount of work to understand who we are. We quickly felt like we had an extension of our team here.

TCM Director of Exhibits and Interactive Media, Monica Ramsey

Malala’s World

When the museum decided to create an unforgettable experience to honor Malala Yousafzai’s world-changing fight for girls’ education inside The Power of Children® exhibit series, they chose DI as the content creation and experiential design expert. 

To tell her story, DI worked alongside distinguished professional partners and museum staff to create a rich and colorful, immersive sound and light show called Malala’s World. The show features original illustrations and animations based on the book Malala’s Magic Pencil, as well as powerful voiceover narratives, sound and light design, and international media footage of Malala’s remarkable young life. 

This exhibit takes visitors on Malala’s journey from her home in the Swat Valley of Pakistan to her tireless global crusade for the right of all girls to have an education, despite harsh Taliban threats and repressive retaliation. The immersive show tells her inspiring story of perseverance and courage in the face of life-threatening opposition and eventual triumph as the youngest person to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. In the spirit of Malala’s powerful message of inclusive education for all, the show deftly utilizes inclusive design techniques and closed captioning.

Malala’s World is a potent story about the power of one voice and one pencil – no less in the hand of one child. Serving as a humbling and inspirational experience for all ages, the exhibit leaves visitors with a final question, “How can you support the power of education and make a difference?”

130 million

Young girls out of school due to gender discrimination, poverty and more

17

Age Malala won the Noble Peace Prize

 

 

 

Giants of the Jurassic

The museum is known for keeping science and history alive through engaging, awe-inspiring, and imaginative scholarly exhibits for all curious young minds to learn from and enjoy. Giants of the Jurassic is no exception. 

DI worked alongside incredible partners to create an engaging and wondrous expedition that transports visitors to a land before time through immersive storytelling. Two projected sound and light shows bring the prehistoric to present day, focusing on a pair of Sauropod fossils discovered by the museum’s own paleontologists.

Visitors enter the theater greeted by two giant Diplodocid fossils poised at the edge of a Jurassic flood plain. Through the use of roaring sound design and custom-animated illustrations projected on a 35-by-65-foot mega mural, visitors get a sense of what life was like in the Jurassic period for these colossal creatures.

A special live, interpretive performance stars paleontologists from the past and present, who engage directly with the crowd to share more about these massive creatures and demonstrate how much our knowledge has grown. With inclusivity as a key goal, DI provided closed captioning, utilized inclusive design techniques and added ASL interpretation.

Giants of the Jurassic is a fascinating expedition, full of deeply scientific stories that invite all young scientists to explore some of the largest creatures to ever walk the planet.

Now that’s what we call a dino-mite experience.

1 square mile

Size of TCM’s dig site in Wyoming

 

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Carole Hollman

Carole Hollman

Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion... more about Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Carole Hollman Practice Director - Culture

With over 13 years of experience in the museum design/build world, Carole has successfully led and facilitated large-scale exhibit and interpretive projects of national importance around the country for over a decade. Carole’s passion for storytelling and her love of the non-profit, educational world make her a natural and compassionate leader in this field. Her combined skills and professional experience make her a powerful listener, communicator, client liaison, internal and external group facilitator, conceptual thinker, visionary, and team leader.

Having spent 20+ years in a number of different creative and educational fields, she brings an added design mentality and the benefits of cross-industry experience to any project. She has an extensive background across a wide range of fields, including: Museum and Exhibit Design and Fabrication; Software Design and Development; Healthcare and Healthcare Education/Certification; Professional and Continuing Education; and K-12 Educational Design.

As the project leader, Carole’s main goal is to assemble the best team for each project, set them up for highest success, and let them do what they do best, while staying personally involved at a high level from beginning to end. Notable past projects include: The Amelia Earhart Hangar Museum; Wonderscope Children’s Museum; UNMC McGoogan Library Wigton Heritage Center; Dane G. Hansen Museum; Zoo Knoxville, KidScape at the Johnson County Museum, and the Kansas Museum of History.

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design,... more about Paul Martin Paul Martin Paul Martin Director of Advanced Manufacturing Solutions

Brought onboard to Dimensional Innovations in 2020, Paul has over 20 years of experience developing and executing some of the world’s most challenging architectural cladding projects. He specializes in working directly with design, ownership, and contracting  teams to refine and optimize designs for fabrication and installation. Using DI’s advanced CNC equipment, including the largest 3D printer commercially available, Paul is able to assist designers in realizing their most ambitious projects, while working directly with the Operations group to ensure budget and schedule expectations. Paul is also able to leverage the vast capabilities with DI’s design and technology departments to further enhance the projects under development. 

 

Paul earned a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. He often presents his work at industry conferences and guest lectures at various university programs.

 
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