The National WWII Museum: Road to Tokyo Pacific Theater Galleries

Road to Tokyo: Pacific Theater Galleries aims to retrace the brutal trail that American-led Allied forces took from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay. At 10,300 sq. ft. of exhibit space, Solomon Group was brought onboard to provide exhibit fabrication, lighting and A/V integration services for the exhibit’s many immersive environments. Additionally, all graphic elements were produced by our in-house graphics department.

The authenticity of the materials used to fabricate the exhibition was crucial to the museum. Each gallery needed to look, smell and feel like the varied environments that the designers had envisioned - whether it was the bridge of a famous aircraft carrier or the palm jungles of Guadalcanal. Together with 1220 Exhibits, Solomon Group built the physical environments for ten distinct galleries, which required carefully marrying the project’s rough rock and scenic landform elements with the perfect lines and edges of artifact cases and exhibit graphics.

The exhibition’s A/V integration scope required a highly skilled and diverse team with the knowledge and experience to manage the structural, IT and programming work that was necessary. Road to Tokyo includes 14 projectors, 13 touch screen displays, five 80-inch LED monitors and nearly 300 theatrical lighting fixtures of all sizes.

  • Scenic Fabrication + Finishing
  • A/V Systems Design + Integration
  • Graphics Production
  • Exhibit Lighting
  • Project Management + Consultation
  • Technical Direction
  • Show Control System Design + Programming
  • Installation & Maintenance