AV solutions company, Electrosonic has provided audio, video and AV control equipment integration for Bulgaria’s first children’s museum.
The award-winning Muzeiko (“Little Museum”) in Sofia was designed by American architect Lee H. Skolnick and features cutting-edge technology designed to enhance the guest experience.
Interactive solutions include:
- An Ideum 55-inch touchtable at the centre of an exhibit on astronomical discoveries.
- Two 46-inch CyberTouch multi-monitors guide visitors through the farm-to-table food area and an exhibit on adapting atmospheres.
- A GestureTek reactive system captures visitors’ movements for the “Connect 4” exhibit.
- RFID interfaces from RFID, Inc. help visitors make healthy menu choices in the “What’s for Lunch?” exhibit.
“Muzeiko has the feel of a science centre with its science-oriented exhibits for children, ” observes Electrosonic project manager, Tim Wilson. “The Muzeiko team was new to this kind of attraction, but they were very open to ideas and comments from us based on our previous museum experience.”
The museum’s centrepiece is a three-storey tree creatively reimagined to represent the past, present and future of the region. The tree guides the visitor up through the museum from its roots in the basement which houses exhibits on geology and paleontology right up to the canopy on the museum’s top floor which showcases future technologies and space travel.
The Muzeiko project was delivered in parallel with Electrosonic’s Konya Science Centre project in Turkey. Both projects were performed under contract to Kubik Maltbie, Inc. (Maltbie) based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.