The brand new Aubie Experience Exhibit commemorates 41 years of the Aubie Program at Auburn University. Aubie, Auburn University’s tiger mascot, is in his 41st season as a spirit leader and goodwill ambassador for Auburn University. The nine-time Universal Cheerleaders Association National Champion was the first to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame and is the living spirit of Auburn.
The Auburn University Student Affairs Department reached out to us at Method-1 to inquire about having a trophy case designed that would display the collection of trophies and awards that have been earned by their mascot over the years. It was apparent that the only way to truly do this display justice was to somehow capture the personality of Aubie and put that on display. Now completed, the exhibit spans 1200 square feet and is located on the second floor of the Auburn University Student Center, which sees roughly 100,000 people pass through this building every day.
This experience allows fans a photo op with a lifesize Aubie in front of a staged background. It includes a large trophy case, with an Aubie inside, as well as a specially designed trunk that is symbolic of Aubie’s history. The trunk includes awards, memorabilia and props from various stops along the mascot’s journey. A second case showcases artifacts from original newspaper articles, bobble heads, annual Aubie calendars, yearbooks and other documents that are worthy of being showcased.
Indeed, Aubie is the living spirit of Auburn. It was our pleasure and honor to be able to imagine, design, create and install this exhibit at the university. We enlisted some of our most impassioned staff members to take this journey of creation and implementation. It was a project close to their hearts and one that they will cherish always.