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DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum rode a wave of support to a grand reopening after an unexpected flood.

More at the Museum

In August 2016, we we’re back at DuPage Children’s Museum to install window exterior update!


Keep scrolling for the original project from last year.

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Day at The Museum

The Museum’s impact extends across cultural, financial, and educational boundaries and brings joy to children from all regions, providing the building blocks for success in school and life. A Naperville landmark and Chicagoland institution, no one was anticipating the great flood of 2015.

Du Tell!

The Museum helps develop curiosity, creativity, thinking, and problem solving in young children through its mission:

More Fun on the Great Lawn

“DuPage Children’s Museum ignites the potential of all children to learn through hands-on exploration integrating art, math, and science.”

Back Up

At the beginning of the year, a pipe burst at DuPage Children’s Museum (no, that was not an interactive exhibition). Damage was extensive & affected three museum floors. Staff called that the lemons – you know what you do when life hands you lemons, right? If you guessed lemon meringue pie, you’re off a little.

Big Fun

Architecture is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture and design firm was selected to reimagine the interior architecture and damaged galleries. Brainstorms led to big ideas and front lawns (yes, you need to cut yours). Front lawns? The team discussed the value of public space, how front lawns represent community and most importantly, bring people together.

The Big Lawn was growing.

“From my initial email to Joe Cushing to inquire about the project all the way to the installation crew, everyone delivered professional services on a very tight timeline!”
Discovering the Muse

As the grand reopening approached, the team wanted to make a big splash.

Window graphics would wow moms, dads and kids coming back for the first time in eight months (and complement an interior mural of the same artwork). Peter and Sharon Exley of Architecture is Fun had worked with Cushing previously and recommended the solutions team.

The installation would serve a dual purpose, providing sun protection to a very bright area in the Museum.

Kids Gloves Du Page Window Graphics Naperville
Handle With Kid Gloves

It was vital the window graphics match the color of the existing building. The wave concept needed to appear seamless over a total of thirteen (13) windows. Selected materials included reverse printed clear perfC/W/C and reverse printed removable wincos C/W/c. Matt Cushing visited the museum to share material samples, take site measurements and provide input on what would work best.

Miscue to Thank You

There was a tight deadline and small challenge with sizing. Print power to the rescue! Files were printed again and the Cushing crew was out the next day.

“We’re very excited about the installation! And can’t wait to witness all the learning experiences that take place in this reimagined space!”
Big Results

Guests are very engaged with the space and excited about the installation. The Big Lawn is resonating with families – young visitors explore, race and relax on the rolling hills. From Architecture is Fun:

The Big Lawn is an iconic gesture of welcome that encourages a wider sense of attachment and discovery, play and learning.

The Cushing team could not agree more.

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