The Grape Discovery Center

January 02, 2014

A Growing Story….New Exhibit Opens to Rave Reviews!

The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association Discovery Center’s new home was once a car dealership in the midst of the Lake Erie Grape Belt. Working closely with the board of directors and exhibition committee, Gecko Group helped transform the interpretive exhibit space into a vibrant visitor attraction.

The Grape Discovery Center celebrates the ongoing legacy of the Concord Grape with exhibits that provide visitors of all ages with an introduction to four primary aspects of the Lake Erie grape growing region: Terroir (A Sense of Place), Growing and Harvesting, Products and Processing, and Markets and Marketing.

Through compelling graphics, engaging text, and dynamic interactives, visitors are taken on a journey–connecting grapes (especially Concord grapes!) with the history, geology, geography, culture, science, engineering and economics of the region.

The exhibits include interactivity with both high-tech and hands-on low-tech exhibit elements to attract all varieties of learning styles. A visitor favorite is a collaborative activity where participation is encouraged through the design of a memory sharing area.

Project:
Grape Discovery Center Exhibits

Client:
Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association

Services:
Exhibit Planning
Writing and Exhibit Design
Graphic Design
Project Management
Fabrication Oversight and Installation

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