Planet Word

The world’s very first voice-activated museum, Planet Word, operates as a science center for words - inspiring visitors to think about language in new and different ways.

Inside of this nearly 200-year-old historic building in Washington, DC, Solomon Group carefully integrated custom-fabricated exhibitry and top-notch A/V technology to infuse life back into language – all while preserving the historic character of the space.

The interactive exhibit features ten technology-driven galleries, including a beautiful library with handcrafted cabinetry and flawlessly integrated interactive experiences, a curved media spiral and a voice-activated “Word Wall.” Coming in at 22-feet-tall and 40-feet-wide, the Word Wall is one of Solomon Group’s most impressive feats at Planet Word. With 2,005 letters fabricated out of foam and plywood, the wall appears sentient — projecting animations in response to visitors’ speech and getting smarter each time.

SCOPE
  • Cost Estimating
  • Exhibit Fabrication + Finishing
  • AV Systems Integration
  • Graphics Production
  • Exhibit Lighting
  • Project Management
  • Installation & Maintenance

To successfully create this unique museum space, our team joined the exhibit team during its design phase, contributing critical and innovative thinking and expertise. Our Fabrication and A/V Integration teams worked together to prototype complex components; workshop and identify solutions with the client, designers and media producers; and seamlessly install a polished exhibit.

The most unexpected challenge was the timing of the museum’s production and opening — during a pandemic. Our team of reliable, hard-working creatives worked tirelessly to ensure a well-executed project and opened a completely digital museum in a touchless world.