National Hurricane Museum and Science Center

National Hurricane Museum and Science Center

Lake Charles, LA

The central ideas for the National Hurricane Museum and Science Center were derived from the discussions with weather professionals and scientists:  Everything is interconnected, and with increased knowledge comes responsibility. According to their stated mission, visitors to the NHMSC should come away with a clear understanding of hurricanes; how we know about them, how we can predict them, recover from them, and mitigate their impact on urban and natural environments. There was also the desire to frame stories within the Cajun culture in order to show how living with hurricanes has created a heritage of resilience. Since connecting children to this message was important, EAI aimed to accomplish this by entertaining while educating.