The San Diego Natural History Museum’s “Coast to Cactus in Southern California” was one of the two exhibits awarded as the Overall Award Winner at the Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition.
The event is held by the American Alliance of Museums to award outstanding exhibitions in any type of museum, zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens or any noncommercial institutions with an exhibit offered to the public.
The 8,000 square foot exhibit first opened to the public in early 2015 and is now a permanent addition to the museum.
A statement by the American Alliance of Museums read: “The Excellence in Exhibition chose this exhibition as an ‘Overall Winner’ for the quality of interpretive strategies in rich, playful, evocative and immersive spaces and effective use of bi-lingual labels, particularly inclusive of the local community with a feeling of authenticity.”
The “Coast to Cactus in Southern California” exhibit will be recognized at the American Alliance of Museums’ Annual Meeting and will be featured in Museum magazine as well as the fall issue of Exhibition.