Exhibitions Master Planning

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Virginia Museum of Natural History

Waynesboro, VA

Crafted exhibitions master plan that blends hands-on interactives, living and natural history collections, and outdoor experiences for new satellite museum campus in Waynesboro, VA at the intersection of the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.


(In Collaboration with Quatrefoil Associates)

Exhibit Content & Writing

Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine

Portland, ME

Overhauled conceptual framework and texts for aquarium gallery in new museum building to meet learning and de-colonizing goals.

Corporate History Museum


STEM exhibition conceptual planning, content development, and label writing in complete gallery overhaul of historic museum to incorporate family-friendly hands-on interactives. 


(In Collaboration with Chris Sullivan

Creative Consulting)

Training & Capacity-Building

SEE Science Center

Bedford, NH

Coached staff and facilitated visioning session with Board and staff for overhaul of iconic, but under-performing, historic LEGO® exhibition.


Museum of Discovery & Science

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Developed a new exhibit planning framework with strategic roadmap for adopting an evaluation-driven, community-responsive exhibit development process. Conducted staff training workshop and exhibition visioning session.

What Clients Are Saying

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Joe Kieper, PhD

Executive Director

Virginia Museum of Natural History

Betsy transformed our  natural history expertise into exhibits  with digestible stories that connect to our diverse constituents’ outdoor experiences.

Joe Cox

President & CEO

Museum of Discovery and Science

During our exhibits planning workshop, Betsy guided great conversation and empowered our team with new skills and expanded confidence.  


Lucia Stancioff

Deputy Director

Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Betsy was so easy to work with (and fun!). With a lot of cooks in the kitchen, she turned all our ideas into clear, educational signage that will last us for a long time.

Selected Projects





Wild Cat Station


City Science: The Science You Live


Nature Explore Outdoor Exhibit


The Arctic Next Door: Mount Washington



(Environmental Exhibit Collaborative)




2008-2011 & 2013-2014

Attack of the Bloodsuckers


TreeHouses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees!


Turtle Travels



Workshops & Presentations:


Low Tech/No Tech Live-Action Role Playing Games for Public Audiences

Hacking the World - Imagining the Post-Pandemic Museum

Beyond Hands-on: Tapping the Non-touch Senses in Exhibitions



Project Management Potholes: Avoiding Blowouts on Your Next Exhibit Project 

Exhibit Project Management ABCs



Butterfly Gardens & Beyond: Interpreting Green Space


They’re doing what!?: Using Timing and Tracking to Understand How Visitors Really Use Your Exhibits


Walking the Ethical Line: Holding on to Your Exhibit Vision While Working with Stakeholders


Bringing the Public into Your Sandbox Without Getting Sand in Your Face – or Theirs