National Museum of the Pacific War

This media-rich exhibition takes you through the frontlines and home front, as well as the political tactics and military strategies of World War II’s battle for the Pacific.

A five-minute orientation film experience shown on a 20’ curved LED video wall gives an overview of the War in the Pacific. Among the signature presentations are a dynamic three-screen presentation that depicts the events of the brutal, yet pivotal, Battle of Midway. Show-controlled lighting effects and an original music score intensify this dramatic story.

To interpret the raging battle of Tarawa, BPI developed a layered audio file of the amphibious landing that captures the chaos of war and allows the visitor to enter the scene. The exhibit features the Pilot House from the USS Denver and the CIC (Combat Information Center) from the USS Hadley. These mysterious instrument rooms come to life with authentic dialogue, intense sound effects, lighting, and video.

Multiple map tables present large-format animations depicting the tactics of some of the fiercest battles ever fought. “Top Secret” file folders slide open to reveal archival photographs and footage that enhance the battle.

In the newly renovated Nimitz gallery BPI produced a series of challenging strategy interactives where guests need to refuel a battleship and determine naval battle tactics.

 

Client: National Museum of the Pacific War, Fredericksburg, VA
Partners: >D|G Studios; Exhibit Concepts Inc.; Bowen Technovation
Category: Military History
Services: AV Design, Immersive Theater, Film & Video, Interactive

What We Did:

  • Immersive theater
  • Interactives and Films

Watch the media-rich presentations and meaningful veteran testimonials, marvel at the displays of authentic military uniforms, and discover the experiences of the brave soldiers, sailors, and pilots as they fought from island to island.

Tour Texas

Bush Gallery exhibit with battle tactics map table, and display case of military uniform
Bush Gallery exhibit with battle tactics map table
Multi-touch battle tactics map table with "Top Secret" files
Battle tactics map table with "Top Secret" files
Immersive exhibit inside a dimly lit ship control room
Digital media in an immersive exhibit
Touch-screen interactive where visitors can view archival photos and films
Archival image interactive