Museum 3d Models

Scale Models for Museums – Ice Core

The great thing about being a model maker is that you never know what challenges the next project will bring. I live in Boulder CO, the location of NCAR, UCAR, NOAA, NIST and many other federal letters. The National Center for Atmospheric Research has offices in one...

Magnet icon models

This display features several magnet model. We built this for the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) here in Colorado. This display in the NCAR showroom features a table top computer that reads the marking tags under each model. The program then displays...

Yellowstone museum model

This model shows Yellowstone Park and a good piece of the state of Montana. This museum model does not show Yellowstone as it is, but as it was hundreds of years ago. The intent is to demonstrate the historic water ways in a tactile way for children to enjoy. In order...

Colorado Topo model

Not every museum model is large. This highly detailed model shows all the landforms in the state of Colorado but only measure 11″ x 15″. The scale on this remarkable display is 1″ = 25.8 miles and it has a 4:1 vertical exaggeration. Every mountain...

Model of the sun’s core

The Space Science Institute had us build this touring model of the sun. Now seen in libraries around the country, this educational display reveals the the inner workings of the gaseous giant. I am sure we haven’t managed to send any probes deep into the sun so I...

Grand Tetons Topo model

This model is located in the Moose Visitors Center at the entrance to the Grand Tetons. It is a display that can be shown flat on the surface of the stand, or propped up at an angle to make it easy to see and discuss specific features. Like many of the National Park...

El Camino Museum Display

Lights, sound and interactive buttons are the hallmark of this large model. This highly detailed topo model shows portions of Texas, New Mexico and down through Mexico to demonstrate the trade route that was the Camino Real trail. This model built for the Museum of...