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.

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Retail Environment
Forest Lawn Cemetery, Retail Environment

Forest Lawn Cemetery needed a small retail space for a new genealogy center. read more →

Cave of the Winds Gift Shop
Cave of the Winds Gift Shop

The building that hosts the shop was originally an outdoor pavilion built at the turn of the 20th century with historic significance to Niagara Falls State Park. read more →

Rainbow Sweets Candy Shop
Rainbow Sweets Candy Shop

A small, 175 square-foot space needed to be turned into a viable retail space featuring candy, confectioneries and other child-oriented merchandise. read more →

Top of the Falls Gift Shop
Top of the Falls Gift Shop

The existing shop, 40 years old, needed a facelift to be a destination for visitors to Niagara Falls State Park. read more →

Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Museum Store
Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden Museum Store

The Strong National Museum of Play (Rochester, NY) built a year-round butterfly garden as part of a renovation and desired an exit store for the exhibit. read more →

Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park Museum Store
Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park Museum Store

A new museum space for the relocated Naval Park required a store that would elevate it beyond the antiquated shop that existed previously. read more →

Carousel Ice Cream Shop
Carousel Ice Cream Shop

An ice cream and souvenir shop at Riverbanks Zoo was being relocated to a new building and therefore needed a new identity to draw zoo visitors. read more →

Cave of the Winds Food Court
Cave of the Winds Food Court

The foodservice area next to the Cave of the Winds lacked appeal and personality, and was upgraded with a warm color palette, updated lighting and interpretive graphics to tie it to the surrounding natural environment. read more →

Air Mobility Command Museum
Air Mobility Command Museum

An existing museum store at Dover Air Force Base was in need of renovation. read more →