Museum of Science
Phase I Blue Wing Master Plan and Implementation



Phase I Blue Wing Master Plan and Implementation


Museum of Science


Boston, MA




Civic Realm, Renovations + Additions

In 2018, the Museum of Science (MoS) engaged WRA to develop a Master Plan for the Blue Wing, the Museum’s largest exhibition space. With over forty years of strong service, the Blue Wing is now in need of significant renovation so that it can continue playing a vital role within the MoS campus. In Phase 1 of the Blue Wing Master Plan, WRA, together with the Museum of Science and Moment Factory, developed the first two exhibits of the Master Plan. These immersive and hands-on exhibits were designed with a structural technology grid and improved acoustics to allow for future flexibility in the 10,000 GSF exhibit space.

‘Arctic Adventure, Exploring with Technology’ is an interactive experience with digitally immersive sights and sounds, including a touchable ice wall. Throughout the exhibit, visitors will act as explorers to track animals, analyze ice fields with ground penetrating radar and track climate history through ice cores.

‘Engineering Design Workshop’ has been reimagined and expanded to feature hands-on, interactive engineering and computer science stations for visitors of all ages. The Workshop showcases the engineering design process for young learners to explore creative ways to solve problems and test solutions.

Awards + Recognition

2021 IES Montreal Interior Lighting Design Illumination Merit Award

Project Consultants

Structural Engineer | LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.

Mechanical / Electrical Engineer | Vanderweil Engineers

Lighting Consultant | Lam Partners, Inc.

Acoustical Engineer | Threshold Acoustics LLC

AV Consultant | Threshold Acoustics LLC

Photographer | Sindu Meier

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