PGAV Destinations is excited to create a new digital media experience for the Missouri Botanical Garden at their new Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center.
The Missouri Botanical Garden has broken ground on the Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center, a project that will transform visitors’ experience, sustain the Garden’s future, and contribute to a growing cultural renaissance in St. Louis. The $100 million project is the largest in the Garden’s history, and is being funded entirely from private donations.
To complete their vision for the new lobby of the Visitor Center, the Garden has retained PGAV Destinations to creatively design and build a new immersive media experience that will provide visitors with a vibrant, memorable visual presentation of the Garden’s mission and global impact. The experience will provide a unique, immersive, and engaging presentation to help prepare visitors for the Garden visit and reinforce the Garden messaging upon departure.
“The Missouri Botanical Garden has been a beloved client of PGAV’s for many years,” said Mike Konzen, PGAV CEO. “We are excited to collaborate with them to create an immersive entry experience into the new design.” PGAV has been a proud supporter of the Chinese Lantern Festival and, most recently, Presenting Sponsor of Garden of Glass. “It is always special to work in our hometown for a place that we consider our Garden.”
A world leader in research and innovation, the Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is to
connect people with plants and showcase the natural world, and the new Jack C Taylor Visitor Center will be a symbol of that mission by providing an environment that fully embraces the concept of sustainability and powerfully transports guests into the oasis that is the Garden.
PGAV will work collaboratively with the Garden to develop the media content as well as select the most appropriate hardware to meet the creative solution. PGAV has included Mad Systems on their team as an Audio / Visual technology partner to help implement the design.
The Jack C. Taylor Visitor Center and media experience will open in summer 2022.
About the Missouri Botanical Garden
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For more information on the gardens, please visit mobot.org. For more information, including renderings of the Taylor Visitor Center, visit mobot.org/taylorcenter.
The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 162 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.