Museum Exhibit Design and Fabrication

At AST Exhibits, we are storytellers. Our team of professional craftsmen and artists design and build museum exhibits that engage visitors. At the core of every exhibit we design and build is the story.

Museum exhibits are more than objects and artifacts. Our mission is to design and build experiences that create exciting, informative, entertaining narratives that visitors remember and share. We are here to educate, entertain and inspire! We do this by providing a full range of museum exhibit services.

AST Exhibits takes a project from the initial concept through installation and beyond.

We begin by shaping a narrative that tells the story. Then, we craft the environment it is told in and refine that story into moving, memorable experience.

We want visitors to feel a connection to your story.

We will captivate and draw your visitors into your space, to inform and inspire them about the past so they can share experience forward, into the future.

AST Exhibits is committed to taking your project from start to finish. We know that it takes more than “creative vision” to transform a space into an experience visitors will remember. You have to show up to work every day ready to strategize, explore possibilities, solve problems and find inventive solutions.

We want to do that for you. We want to do that to help your project be successful and to help you educate, entertain, and inspire!

Contact Us today for more information about how we can help you.

Here’s what our customers are saying about our work. We would love to feature feedback like this from you, too.


  • Angled windows allowed the Station Master to see trains both up and down the line from his desk. AST Exhibits replaced the original windows with "magic" windows that allow YOU to witness the action along the rails.

    Angled windows allowed the Station Master to see trains both up and down the line from his desk. AST Exhibits replaced the original windows with “magic” windows that allow YOU to witness the action along the rails.

    “I’m not sure that “pleased” is the correct word – absolutely overwhelmed is closer to the mark. Really, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen such impressively finished and tastefully designed exhibit work, or a more professional, polite and organized assembly crew. This is truly outstanding craftsmanship. After all of our difficulties and disappointments at the Depot, you have turned this project around and pumped up staff morale in the short space of one week. We’re actually excited about showing off the Depot again.”

    Ron Jamro | Director, Collier County Museums

  • Many of the artifacts on display here help tell the story of Pope John Paul II's visit to Miami in 1987.

    Many of the artifacts on display here help tell the story of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Miami in 1987.

    “These archives provide an enormous body of knowledge as well as a pleasant visual experience.”

    Rev. Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale | President of St. Thomas University

  • A coal shoveler wipes the sweat from his brow as the engineer regales him with an anecdote in this HO scale model created by AST Exhibits.

    A coal shoveler wipes the sweat from his brow as the engineer regales him with an anecdote in this HO scale model created by AST Exhibits.

    “If your spirits ever need a lift, take a stroll through the Naples Depot. I still marvel at every inch of it. Genius.”

    Ron Jamro | Director, Collier County Museums

  • A local art deco style motel from the 1950's provided a fitting scene in which to park this classic car.

    A local art deco style motel from the 1950’s provided a fitting scene in which to park this classic car.

    “We recognize the high level of detail and pride AST takes in each exhibit installation. The end result of working close with AST throughout the entire process is a final product that all parties – including the owners – are extremely pleased to have their name on.”

    Bart Zino | President, PBS Construction

  • AST Exhibits designs and fabricates graphic panels of all shapes and sizes.

    AST Exhibits designs and fabricates graphic panels of all shapes and sizes.

    “It will always give me the greatest pleasure to testify to the creativity and talent that you demonstrated to us on every occasion.”

    Ron Jamro | Director, Collier County Museums

  • Hand-woven baskets made from local grasses were commissioned by AST Exhibits to complete this scene.

    Hand-woven baskets made from local grasses were commissioned by AST Exhibits to complete this scene.

    “Again, what a tremendous effort to do what you did in such a short window of time. Thanks to the crew. Everything looks great.”

    Jennifer Guida | Curator of Collections, Collier County Museums

  • AST Exhibits hand-selected native cypress lumber to construct structural aspects of the Calusa exhibit.

    AST Exhibits hand-selected native cypress lumber to construct structural aspects of the Calusa exhibit.

    “Thanks for all of your help and expertise in getting this project moving forward. I know that the Marco community really appreciated having such a significant portion done this season so they could see the progress.”

    Craig R. Woodward | President, Marco Island Historical Society

  • When recreating Frank's Garage for the Naples Depot Museum, AST Exhibits carefully matched the decorative roofline, the hand painted sign from 1927 and even found a Ford Model T.

    When recreating Frank’s Garage for the Naples Depot Museum, AST Exhibits carefully matched the decorative roofline, the hand painted sign from 1927 and even found a Ford Model T.

    “The Marco members who attended the Naples Depot opening were so impressed with AST’s design, exhibit fabrication and competence (as indeed, we all were) that they have placed their complete faith in your company…They want the “good” stuff and believe that you and AST can deliver.”

    Ron Jamro | Director, Collier County Museums

  • The empty gaze of a WW2 pilot's dress uniform gives the engine of the T6 trainer plane one last inspection.

    The empty gaze of a WW2 pilot’s dress uniform gives the engine of the T6 trainer plane one last inspection.

    “The crowds at the Depot are averaging 200 to 500 visitors a day and are thoroughly impressed.”

    Ron Jamro | Director, Collier County Museums

  • In 2008 AST Exhibits built exhibits for the first annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway in Hardeeville, SC.

    In 2008 AST Exhibits built exhibits for the first annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway in Hardeeville, SC.

    “We were thrilled with the response to the first annual HGTV Green Home.”

    Jim Samples | President of HGTV