Who to Follow – The Top Ten Influencers in the Industry

Who are the top influencers in the world of museums, nature centers, and interpretive exhibit design? This question is almost impossible to answer – and that’s a good thing! There

How to Powerfully Display Your Artifacts, Even on a Budget

Money is always tight, but a good artifact display does not have to break the bank or bust your budget! We work with many museums, nature centers, and interpretive sites

These Tips Will Make You a Better Fundraiser

I’m going to share some key development and capital campaign tips I learned at a workshop at Camp McDowell, AL at the ANCA Summit.  Impressively, they raised over $7.5 Million

Five Exhibits You Might Be Wasting Your Money On

We often get asked by our clients, “What exhibits should we have in our space?” For many of them, this often boils down to “We have limited funds, so how should we best utilize them?” We feel the pressure that our clients are under, having such large and important stories to tell, but never quite having enough money to do all that they want.

Spotted: Our Most Iconic & Heart-Stopping Pieces!

There’s a good chance that you’ve seen our work – online, on TV, or maybe even in person – without even realizing it! Over the years, not only have we created full interpretive exhibitions for museums, nature centers, and other sites, but we’ve also designed and built iconic statues, models, and other works that have since become quite well-known. Many have even become viral “go-to spots” for selfies! Check out a few of our most iconic pieces…perhaps you have already seen them!

How to Infuriate Your Museum Audience

When I was young, I loved dinosaurs. I mean, hardcore. Unlike most kids, I did not grow out of the “dinosaur phase” until I entered high school. I was a big-time dino nerd, reading, watching, buying…heck, even eating… everything that I could find that included these prehistoric beasts. Need further evidence? Here is a photo of me – Jurassic Park shirt and all – meeting paleontologist Karen Chin:

Measure up! Are your exhibits successful?

How do you know that you are successful? It is an important question – and one that, unfortunately, many organizations never ask themselves. Yes, you have a great mission. Yes,

The Best of Betty: Advice You Need from TSI’s Longtime Leader

Many businesses seek to find a niche and own it, narrowing their focus to specialize in The Thing that they can do better, cheaper, or faster than their competition. But

Get Outta Here! How and Why to Make Outdoor Play a Priority

Although most everyone can benefit from regular doses of fresh air and natural wonder, kids in particular stand to gain a lot from routine outdoor play. And yet, it seems

Experts in the Field: Lessons from Vicki Basman

 In keeping with the NRPA’s “Get Your Play On” theme this month, we are honored to talk with Vicki Basman, Chief of Interpretation for Indiana State Parks. Vicky’s meandering path