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Taylor Studios Mission

To create products and experiences that inspire people.

Taylor Studios Background

From humble beginnings in a small Midwestern town, Taylor Studios grew from a two-person operation to a company that serves both a domestic and international marketplace.  What began as a fascination and love for nature developed into a thriving business that designs and fabricates world-class exhibits.

Founded in 1991 by Joe Taylor and Betty Brennan, Taylor Studios began by fabricating museum-quality artifacts and fossils. Clients quickly realized the attention to detail and expertise that Taylor Studios that offered, and the firm became known for their scientific and historical accuracy. After establishing a market in the paleontology and archaeology fields, today Taylor Studios is recognized as an industry leader in interpretive planning, exhibit design and fabrication. The firm has worked with visitor centers, zoos, science centers, nature centers, museums, parks and more.

Quick Facts
  • Taylor Studios is an award-winning firm that has completed over 480 projects across the United States and internationally.

  • Taylor Studios was founded in 1991.

  • Taylor Studios is located in Rantoul, Illinois, just 15 miles north of Champaign-Urbana, home to the University of Illinois. Our location is two hours south of Chicago.

  • Taylor Studios is privately held.

  • Taylor Studios serves museums; nature, visitor, and interpretive centers; zoos; parks; healthcare facilities; educational facilities; municipalities; and more.

  • Taylor Studios’ expertise includes interpretive planning, exhibit design and fabrication.

Client List

Taylor Studios has worked with clients across many fields, including museums, nature centers, parks, healthcare, corporations and more. Examples include the Gettysburg Cyclorama, North Dakota Heritage Center, the Field Museum, Audubon Nature Institute, Purina Farms, USS Midway Museum and many others. Click here for a complete client list.

Client Testimonials

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Project Imagery

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Click to view a complete awards list.

Recent Press & Publications

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Betty Brennan, Owner & President

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