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Primate Canopy Trails Exhibit

Sep 13, 2021

The new $13,000,000 Saint Louis Zoo’s Primate Canopy Trails exhibit allows guests to become fully immersed amongst the treetop habitats of various small primates. The flexible 35,000 sq. ft. outdoor exhibit space connects to the Zoo’s Historic Primate House and is now home to several lemurs, callitrichids, spider monkeys, and more. Guests enter the exhibit…

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Gateway to Asia exhibit at the Calgary Zoo

Aug 26, 2021

Gateway to Asia opened to the public in June of 2021. After successfully completing Panda Passage in this building several years ago, COST was contacted to assist the zoo in renovating this exhibit to meet the needs of new inhabitants, two white-handed gibbons and a Malayan tapir. Project designer, Jones and Jones, developed a plan…

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Denver Zoo’s New Tree-Top Sloth Habitat and Artificial Trees

Jul 2, 2021

The Denver Zoo debuted their new sloth habitat in May 2021. The habitat centers around a 22’ tall artificial tree connected to the remaining exhibit space via overhead branches and vines.  The central tree is surrounded by visitor pathways that allow patrons to view the sloths directly overhead.  Elliot and Charlotte, Denver Zoo’s two-toed resident…

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Pinniped Cove exhibit at the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk

Jun 18, 2021

Pinniped Cove is a new 160,000-gallon exhibit for Maritime Aquarium’s five female harbor seals: Tillie, Polly, Leila, Ariel, and Rasal. The L- shaped exhibit is seven times larger than their previous tank and is the aquarium’s largest exhibit project completed in its’ thirty-three-year history. The exhibit allows guests the opportunity to view the habitat from…

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Wisconsin Rapids Recreation and Aquatic Park / Shotcrete Rockwork

May 14, 2021

The river community of Wisconsin Rapids is interconnected by a series of bridges that link the eastern and western banks. The riverfront is home to several recreational parks and commerce. As a town of nearly 20,000 people, the Wisconsin Rapids Park District saw the need to provide residents an aquatic facility to replace the city’s…

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Australian-Themed Exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo

Apr 9, 2021

The recently opened Roo Valley Australian-themed exhibit, built as part of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s “More Home to Roam” vision, provides interactive fun and educational experiences for the entire family. The Kangaroo Walkabout is a barrier-free exhibit where homo sapiens and marsupials share the pathways, one may wonder, who is on exhibit here?…

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Water Features at TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge

Mar 23, 2021

During the Summer of 2020, the Mohegan Sun contacted COST to develop unique water features for their latest dining concept, TAO Asian Bistro and Lounge. Conveniently situated off the Sky Tower Hotel Lobby, TAO boasts a 10,000 square-foot, 300- seat Pan Asian dining experience. The Bistro focuses on Chinese, Japanese, and Thai techniques and ingredients.…

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Aquarium at the Boardwalk, theme exhibits

Jan 22, 2021

The Aquarium at the Boardwalk opened to the public in November of 2020. The facility encompasses ten theme exhibit zones within the building footprint, a gift shop, and back of house. Over 400,000 gallons of marine environments ranging from coral reefs to shipwrecks are ready for exploration. Each exhibit provides interesting and engaging views of…

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Water Feature at Twin Oaks Country Club

Jan 8, 2021

Nestled between the 14th and 15th hole, with views from the clubhouse, lies a spectacular new water feature at the Twin Oaks Country Club. This feature consists of naturalistic shotcrete pond structures and artificial rockwork. The rock blends seamlessly with the Ozark hillside rock that is typical in the Springfield Missouri area. While this water…

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