Mascot Hall of Fame Interactive Children’s Museum

Whiting, Indiana, USA

Project Description:

Honoring the sports world’s cast of furry and feathered creatures used to be an online-only activity. But JRA has helped these fan favorites jump off the computer screen and into their own home at the Mascot Hall of Fame (MHOF) in Whiting, Indiana.

This state-of-the-art family fun zone aims to make people laugh and draw them closer to the teams they love, while educating families on the art and science of mascots. Throughout the museum's 25,000 square feet, guests will experience exhibits such as the "Department of Furry Arts", the "Science of Silliness Lab", and the "Phuzzical Education Department". Members, visitors, and aspiring mascots will also enjoy weekly mascot appearances and even get to take part in mascot boot camps. And annual inductions will take place for professional and collegiate mascots who complete the application process, qualify for induction, and get voted into the Hall.

But it isn't just all fun and games. The MHOF features interactive displays and activities that incorporate STEAM education to complement state and local curriculums, making it the perfect destination for school field trips and youth organizations.

Offering plenty of shenanigans for the whole family, this attraction is expected to welcome 50,000 visitors each year and have a $240 million impact on the region over the next 20 years.



Video produced by GroundFire Pictures.
Mascot design 2019

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