When the State Historical Society of North Dakota embarked on an expansion of its Heritage Center, the project included a complete redesign of the permanent exhibitions that interpret more than 500 million years of North Dakota’s unique history.
The Adaptation Gallery: Geologic Time is an engaging presentation of the landscape, climate, geology and biology of millions of years of the pre-human past of North Dakota – from the gigantic sea creatures living in ancient inland seas to the rise and fall of dinosaurs and the appearance of mammals.
Key messages in the exhibit include: how plants and animals were forced to adapt or become extinct in a changing climate and landscape, the scarcity of the fossil record, and how our knowledge regarding the geologic past is constantly changing and growing as new discoveries are made.
“The professionals at Xibitz were there for us from day one on our large project. When we needed their help to solve difficult design issues they actively worked to come up with solutions that made sense.”
—Chris Johnson, Museum Division Director
Great Plains Exhibit Development Joint Venture, comprised of Xibitz, Lord Cultural Resources and Taylor Studios, worked in collaboration with stakeholders from the museum, the architect and the public to bring the past alive in this educational and exciting 5,800-square-foot exhibit.]
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• Lead Firm, Great Plains Exhibit
• Development Joint Venture
• Detail Design
• Production & Installation
• Financial & Contract Management
• Project Management
• Contractor Coordination
• Sub-consultant Coordination
• Facility Interface Coordination
• Construction Drawings
• Lighting Design
• Electrical & Media Integration