Saint Louis Science Center GROW Agriculture Exhibit

  • Client

    SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER

  • Project Title

    GROW AGRICULTURE EXHIBIT

  • Location

    ST. LOUIS, MO

  • Size

    1 ACRE

GROW Exhibit

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    Project Type

    • Civic Amenities

    The Saint Louis Science Center has embarked on a mission to bring the charged topic of agriculture to the general population through the lens of science. In this exhibit, everything is real – from the food to hydrology, to the science used in production. The goal of the exhibit is to create a visitor experience of both the historical and contemporary issues surrounding agriculture and to provide this experience to a broad age range and demographic group.
    SWT Design worked closely with the Science Center and a group of consultants to develop an exhibit that would yield a closer, more intimate example of the food we eat. To do so, the design team focused on our personal relationship with food, specifically for urban residents who may not have any knowledge of comprehension of food production.

    The exhibit highlights the scalability of food production, from large rural farms to small urban operations, focusing on pollinators, hydrology, nutrient cycles, and soil health. Above all, the exhibit accomplishes the mission of the Science Center – to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.