The Subtle Balance of Museum Access Control:
Inviting, yet secure. Open, yet protected.
Location: Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston, TX
The Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) is an expansive, multi-story science center where millions of families, students, and visitors come to experience the natural world through exceptional permanent galleries as well as unparalleled world premiere exhibitions that bring the earth’s wonders to Houston.
The permanent exhibits span astronomy, space science, Native American culture, paleontology, energy, chemistry, geology, seashells and Texas wildlife. HMNS also houses three other venues: the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre and Cockrell Butterfly Center.
HMNS is experiencing an exciting and transformational period. Permanent exhibit galleries either have undergone or are undergoing major renovations. The museum’s collections are growing with their commitment to present the best and most important artifacts and specimens. Their strategic plan includes providing guests greater access to the collections, to both the physical objects on display and in-depth scientific and historical information through enhanced virtual options…