Main Street News

THINK at Science North recently received the 2020 CASCADE AWARD for BEST EXHIBIT or SHOW, LARGE INSTITUTION from CASC (Canadian Association of Science Centers). Designed in collaboration with Science North staff and Hands On! Studio, and fabricated by kubik maltbie and Creative Machines, THINK invites visitors to investigate scientific principles, create prototypes, and invent and test solutions to problems in a guided setting, using a wide range of both simple and cutting... Read More

In March, just as the pandemic was accelerating, Main Street started Schematic Design for the Montana Heritage Center, a new 50,000sf state history museum in the capitol, Helena. We provided interpretive master planning for the Heritage Center back in 2009, and as we resumed work on the project after a decade-long hiatus we have relied on our slightly hazy memories of the previous project phase and on a strong collaborative relationship with the Montana Historical Society’s project team and... Read More

Even in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the intrepid crew from Building Four Fabrication have been hard at work installing Run of the River, Main Street’s new permanent exhibition for the Maymont Nature Center in Richmond, Virginia. Pictured here are the beaver lodge gathering place and, in the foreground, two animated interactive multimedia touch-tables developed by the Richard Lewis Media Group, exploring life in a river and a vernal pool.

Main Street Design is in final production of interpretive experiences for Primate Forest and Polar Passage at the Oregon Zoo, two of the first projects mentioned on Blooloop’s list of 16 new zoo and aquarium projects to watch in 2020. Primate Forest and Polar Passage break new ground in showcasing the Zoo’s innovations in animal husbandry and research, and the application of their findings to the conservation of wild populations. Click... Read More

Main Street is delighted to be providing interpretive concept development and design for a transformative new initiative at California’s oldest zoo. Working in collaboration with Greenway Partners of Arcata, California and Sequoia Park Zoo staff and stakeholders, we are creating a unique suite of interconnected experiences that combine natural history and cultural heritage interpretation, outdoor adventure, and live animal encounters. Zoo visitors will climb into the high canopy of a mature... Read More