How do you create a technology-driven, natural experience?
The Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest wanted to invigorate the visitor experience and highlight its research program at the 14,000-acre site. ESI designed an innovative master plan and exhibit program to provide an enriching experience that would attract visitors back season after season.
The redesigned Bernheim Visitor Center is the cornerstone of the design. The center purposefully blurs the boundaries between indoor and outdoor environments. The center highlights Bernheim’s programs through interactive exhibits that engage visitors. Mobile labs, interpretive nodes and self-guided mobile tours extend the experience beyond the Visitor Center into the arboretum itself. The mobile devices provide content that enriches the experience and help visitors navigate through the park. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is a place where visitors of all backgrounds can enjoy an enriching, interactive and educational experience.