Taylor Studios – From Sea To Shining Sea And Beyond

It’s that glorious time of year again – road trip season! Preparing for an awesome adventure and creating unforgettable exhibits have a lot in common. You want both to be

The Magic (of) Touch: How Textures Influence Perception

Think of the last time you heard someone say “everything went smoothly” or “I’m having a rough time.” We often use the word “hard” to connote difficulty (“this homework is

Nature Nurtures: How and Why to #EscapeTheIndoors this Month

With that freakishly cold winter now squarely behind us, June is the perfect time to get outside, soak up some sun, and smell the roses (or whatever is blooming near

Six Ways to Get Your Girl Power On

Women’s History Month invites us to reflect on important milestones in gender equality and inclusivity, but also to celebrate the works and broader societal contributions of female pioneers in art,

Your Year Won’t Be Complete Until You See These Top Exhibitions

No bones about it: there’s going to be LOTS to see and do in 2018 at museums and cultural centers all across the country! Below are some of the most

For the Nature Lovers on your “Nice List”: 6 Gifts that Give Back

Don’t you just love a gift that keeps on giving? This holiday season, we’ve scoured the interwebs to bring you great gift ideas for naturalists of all ages—with a bonus

Free Museums? The Pros and Cons of Dollars at the Door

Should museums be free? The quick and easy answer is: ABSOLUTELY! Meaning that, if we all had our druthers, all museums would be free, forever and ever (…and so would

Interpretive Planning Wisdom from Nina Simon’s “The Art of Relevance”

Whether your workplace is a museum, park, nature center, zoo, cultural institution, exhibit design firm, or other: if you do interpretive planning, Nina Simon’s “The Art of Relevance” is worth

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