River Alive #3

Independence Seaport Museum

Bringing a River's Story to Life

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Project Overview

The Independence Seaport Museum’s plan for their cornerstone exhibit called for innovative digital media to teach visitors about the science and beauty of the Delaware River Watershed. Bluecadet’s exhibition branding and suite of interactives blur the line between education and play, making it fun for children to learn about the water right outside the museum’s walls.

Project Videos and Images

Continuum Wall

Visitors use physiodigital sensors to blow, spin and drum through three levels of play and bring a 32-foot long projection of the watershed to life.

A video displays the wide variety of interactive ways to explore the Delaware River Watershed.

Visitors can learn about the marine wildlife through a animated version of the watershed.

Illustrated and animated wildlife creatures such as butterflies, frogs, and birds can be seen throughout the museum.

Over forty river creatures were illustrated and animated to bring the wall to life.

Physiodigital sensors allow visitors to interact with the river and its wildlife.

Young learners experience the magic of the watershed through interactive exhibits and games.

Wetland Data

A multi-user touchscreen, Wetland Data distills complex watershed metrics into engaging activities and interactive animations.

Visitors use the interactive touchscreen displays to learn about the watershed and its inhabitants.

Watershed Map & Currents

A hand-painted font, illustrated animals, and colorful photographs balance scientific content to set a playful yet educational tone for the exhibit.

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 A Visitor uses user friendly maps and graphics to learn about the watershed and its importance.

A visitor interacts with a interactive touchscreen map.

Animated plants and wildlife create a approachable and easy to understand experience for all age groups.

A group of animated fish are used to demonstrate the harmful effects of human wastefulness.

Environmental Graphics

A hand-painted font, illustrated animals, and colorful photographs balance scientific content to set a playful yet educational tone for the exhibit.

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Animated and captured images provide visitors with all levels of background ability background knowledge about the watershed.
As part of the redesign Bluecadet recreated how text is used in the exhibits, making them easier to understand for visitors of all age groups.
Visitors can interact with the watershed virtually, but also through physical games and activities.
Visitors have fun while learning about the watershed.

Costumes by artist Lexy Ho-Tai

Graphics designed for the museum proved the visitors with a visual understanding of the environment and the watershed's importance to the local community.