Ever since he was a child, Dave Phillips has always loved mazes. He published his first book of mazes in 1976, spent many years designing and building corn and farm mazes and finally brought his love of maze design to museums in 2017 with his first cardboard box maze at the Delaware Children’s Museum.
Six years later, we got in touch with Dave to bring A-MAZE-D to Canada for the first time. With a short turnaround, Dave worked with our Director of Education & Exhibits to design a maze that would be the perfect fit for our Great Hall, home to our Temporary Exhibitions. Seven designs and much measuring later, the final design was chosen. Dave then contacted a local box supplier to provide the custom-made cardboard boxes. Because of this, the only shipping necessary was bringing Dave’s partner and artist, Chris Minsal, to our city to bring the design to life. With Chris’s expertise and some enthusiastic staff on hand, the maze was created. A colourful cardboard creation to discover!