As part of the reinvention of the Walmart Museum, we installed a 1.2m GeoDome Globe. An OmniFocus dual-projection system lights the globe with 11.6 Mpix resolution at 18,000 lumens, and WorldViewer drives interactivity on a touchscreen. The museum is in the process of a redesign, and has recently opened in a temporary building just down the block from its original location on the historic Bentonville Square in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas.
The space in the new Walmart Museum will incorporate both artifacts of the past and cutting-edge technology to create an interactive experience for guests exploring the heritage of Walmart. Integral elements of that story are Walmart’s culture, its contribution to disaster relief efforts, and the international presence it has developed. We built a geography-based interactive in WorldViewer. Guests choose icons around the globe to launch videos of the Walmart Cheer, advertisements in international markets, and global datasets detailing the company’s disaster relief efforts. With the help of our content partners at Dynamoid, we created custom 360° animations visualizing the growth of Walmart, Sam’s Club and their respective international brands, enabling guests to see the growth of the company over time.
The new Walmart Museum is set to open in Spring of 2024 – at which time the GeoDome Globe will be relocated to its permanent home. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the new venue and beyond.