Museum Store Planning and Design

Creating profitable and revenue-generating one-of-a-kind museum stores is all about extending museum interpretive experiences into the museum store. This blurring of the lines between the museum and retail experience entices visitors to stay in the store longer, purchase more product, and encourage visitors to take a piece of their own unique museum experience home with them.

National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum Store
National Museum of the Marine Corps Museum Store

The museum wanted a modern-day retail space that pays homage to the history and legacy of the United States Marine Corps, while maximizing revenues generated by the space. read more →

Burchfield-Penney Art Center Museum Store
Burchfield-Penney Art Center Museum Store

Thinking Outside the Square designed a new museum store that embodies the art and essence of Charles Burchfield while extending the architect’s contemporary vision for the new museum into the store. read more →

Prospect Point Gifts
Prospect Point Gifts

A newly renovated gift shop at the Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center needed an overall retail concept and identity to complement its location within the park. read more →

National Museum of Immigration at Ellis Island Museum Store
National Museum of Immigration at Ellis Island Museum Store

The newly renovated museum by the National Park Service set aside space for a museum store in its historic Baggage Room. read more →

Hokupa’a Museum Store
Hokupa’a Museum Store

The gift shop at Hawaii’s Imiloa Astronomy Center lacked retail identity and was visually detached from the other visitor services within the complex. read more →

Everything for Play Museum Store
Everything for Play Museum Store

The Strong National Museum of Play expanded its space and established a new mission, and therefore needed retail space to embody the new vision for the museum. read more →

United States Mint, Retail Stores
United States Mint, Retail Stores

Recently re-branded, the United States Mint needed a new retail space to accompany new interpretive centers in Philadelphia and Denver. read more →

Galt Museum & Archives, Museum Store
Galt Museum & Archives, Museum Store

The Galt Museum & Archives museum store integrates branding, interpretive themes, and updated design to create a positive experience for visitors. read more →

Buffalo History Museum
Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum’s retail space needed an upgrade to reflect current trends as well to position the museum as a Visitor Center for all things related to Buffalo’s Pan-American Exposition of 1901. read more →