Main Street News

Houston Arboretum's Nature Center

Renovations are now underway for the Houston Arboretum's Nature Center. For more updates on the project, click here. Updates to the Discovery Room include a log where children can learn about decomposition, and a crawl through area for children to explore and learn about the underground prairie. Click ... Read More

The death of almost half the trees at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center has encouraged a total reevaluation of its 155 acres, all the way down to the soil and the seeds. The Houston Chronicle lists Main Street Design amoung the master planning team that includes Lake/Flato Architects, Design Workshop and Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture. Click... Read More

houston zoo texas wetlands graphic

We are please to announce the completion of Texas Wetlands, a new exhibit at the Houston Zoo featuring native wildlife with a pond, marsh area and underground zone for kids to explore. Main Street Design developed and designed the interpretive graphics that are integrated into a living working wetland, developed by Studio Hanson|Roberts. The exhibit focuses on bald eagles, whooping cranes and American alligators, all animals that were once close to extinction. Read about the recent... Read More

The Jekyll Island Authority engaged Main Street Design, in partnership with the Weber Group, to create new exhibitions and guest experiences for a complete renovation of the Jekyll Island Museum. The reimagined facility guides visitors through the rich cultural and natural history of Georgia's most intriguing barrier island. In-depth and interactive exhibits draw you in, while stunning visuals and audio tell the talk of this magical island. Read more about the recent opening... Read More

As President of the International Board of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), Michael Mercadante hosted the Thea Awards Gala at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California on Saturday, April 15th. This global event has been honoring achievement, talent and personal excellence in our industry for a quarter of a century and this year’s slate of recipients include extraordinary people and projects from around the world – with six (6) from the Asia Pacific region and three (3) from... Read More

Science North THINK exhibit

We are delighted to announce the opening of THINK, an interactive exhibition and maker space at Science North in Sudbury, Ontario. This is the first comprehensive makeover of Science North’s very popular fourth floor in 35 years, and it represents the fifth major project that our firm has completed for Canada’s second largest science center. Designed in collaboration with Science North staff and with Hands On! Studio of St. Petersburg, Florida, THINK invites visitors to... Read More