Virtual Exhibition Tour Analysis

Natural History Museum

Screenshot of a virtual tour at the Natural History Museum
  • The exhibits are organized well in small sections.
  • Information about the exhibits lines the walls.
  • Small clusters of imagery on the wall coupled with text.
  • This is a mostly visual experience.
  • More information on each subject.
  • Larger sections for each subject.
  • Themed rooms that give the viewer more information.
  • More interactive elements.
  • The font in this exhibit is very clear and legible.
  • They used a simple sans serif typeface that doesn’t draw a lot of attention to itself.
  • They made a clear visual hierarchy by making the headings bigger than the body of the text.
A plaque about scientific illustrations
  • The overall vibe of the exhibit is very formal.
  • It feels like a traditional museum.
  • To me, it seems like a good place for families with a bit older children to visit.
Exhibit space at the Natural History Museum

Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

Screenshot of a virtual tour at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum
  • Information can be found on walls, plaques, or on interactive screens.
  • There are a lot of elements that add to the theme, like images, typography, and models.
  • A clear timeline of inventions.
  • I wish that the virtual tour was easier to navigate; I kept getting lost as it jumped me over to an adjacent room when I tried to move forward.
  • I wish that the virtual tour gave me the ability to interact with the interactive parts of the exhibit. I can see the screens with games, but I can’t interact with them to get the full experience of the exhibit.
  • The option to watch the videos at the exhibits.
  • The font in this exhibit seems to match the theme.
  • Most of the fonts are legible, but some of them can be difficult to read, like the script fonts.
  • The paragraph text is plain, but the headings use a more stylized font.
  • The plaques of information are organized well with a hierarchy that uses font size and style.
A plaque from the Military Aviation Exhibit
  • The vibe is very open and friendly. There are many models and interactive elements that give viewers more information than words could.
  • It feels energetic to me. There are large plane models, interactive screens, colorful themes that make me want to explore.
  • I think this museum was designed for children.
Military Aviation Exhibit

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