Future Energy Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago opened its new permanent exhibit, Future Energy Chicago, which challenges guests to compete on teams to make wise energy choices for a more sustainable city. Electrosonic teamed with exhibit designers Evidence Design, interactive designers Potion Design and Steve Haas Acoustics (SH Acoustics), to provide the audio-visual systems for the exhibit’s film and simulation game. Electrosonic’s Design Consulting team was involved from the start, providing the systems design and custom programming.

Polynesian Cultural Center’s Digital 4D Theater

Laie, Hawaii

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The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) in Laie, Hawaii, enables visitors to explore all of the Polynesian cultures in the South Pacific. Set on 42 acres on the North Shore of Oahu, PCC has welcomed over 37 million guests since opening, becoming Hawaii’s number-one paid attraction. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, PCC upgraded its aging film-based IMAX theater, which was more than 20 years old, with a new digital 4D theater featuring audio-visual support from Electrosonic.

Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D

Hershey, PA

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Hershey’s Chocolate World in Pennsylvania opened a new 12-minute 4D show called “Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D.” The unique real-time stereo 3D experience with 4D effects features technology from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, and offers over 100 outcomes as the audience determines the direction of the story through participation. Electrosonic refurbished the 4D theater, where it had previously installed equipment in 2005, to accommodate the new show, and provided design, installation and programming services for the new audio, video and control system.

Space Shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center, FL

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando unveiled a space exploration attraction, Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, at what is now the new home of the historic spacecraft. The 90,000-square foot facility includes multimedia presentations that feature more than 60 interactive exhibits and AV simulators that provide a look at the 33 missions of Atlantis. Working with operators Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts and design firm PGAV Destinations, Electrosonic provided AV design consulting, integration and installation.

The Story of JCB

Rocester, Staffordshire, UK

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World-renowned construction and agricultural equipment company JCB opened a new brand experience at its headquarters in Rocester, England. The 25,000 square-foot installation, which combines a museum, a showroom and an immersive exhibition, is housed in the former JCB Design Centre. Electrosonic continued a long association with JCB, which goes back some 40 years, by providing AV integrated presentations to help visitors interpret “The Story of JCB.”

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame opened a new 40,000 square-foot space at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary that celebrates the country’s impressive and inspiring sports history. Electrosonic provided audio-visual systems for every aspect of the new museum, which includes 11 exhibit galleries representing 58 sports, plus more than 50 interactive visitor experiences.

The Heineken Experience at the Heineken Brewery

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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A new Heineken Experience opened at the historic Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam at the beginning of December 2008. Designed and produced by BRC Imagination Arts, the re-designed visitor experience makes extensive use of specially produced high definition video programmes. Electrosonic’s UK office was appointed by BRC,, as its principal sub-contractor for audio-visual systems integration.

Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

Gardiner, NY

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To mark its 50th anniversary, Mohonk Preserve renovated its green design award-winning Visitor Center with several new exhibits provided by Electrosonic, which enable visitors to maximize their time in New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve dedicated to caring for and exploring the natural world.

“House & Home” at the National Building Museum

Washington, D.C.

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The “House & Home” exhibition at the National Building Museum depicts the remarkable changes in domestic life over the centuries, and what it means to be at home in America. Ralph Appelbaum Associates designed the exhibition, and Electrosonic designed and installed the audio-visual equipment for select galleries, and trained the museum staff to operate the system.

‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ at the V&A Museum

London, UK

The ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum features over sixty gowns designed for private parties, royal balls and state occasions. Designed by external designer Emily Pugh, and equipped with a projection system engineered and installed by Electrosonic, the exhibition uses giant projected images to showcase and celebrate over sixty years of a strong British design tradition.