Exhibit News

Aquarium Construction Complete at the Pacific Seas Aquarium, Point Defiance Zoo

Pacific Seas Aquarium underwater scene 2

The new 35,000 sq. ft. Pacific Seas Aquarium, highlighting the Pacific Ocean ecosystem, opened to the public on September 7th. American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) members were able to visit the new aquarium as part of the annual AZA post-conference tour. The $51.6 million dollar project includes twenty new aquariums that house aquatic species…

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Carmen Micale Retires After 44 Years at COST!

Carmen's Retirement

As destiny would have it, long time superintendent Carmen Micale, began his 44 year career with COST performing simulated rockwork in Milwaukee and today, he completes his final work at the Milwaukee County Zoo elephant exhibit. Traveling the nation over four decades, his projects aligned full-circle. Carmen started in exhibit fabrication in 1974 as a…

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Panda Passage, Calgary Zoo’s Latest Exhibit Opens to the Public

Calgary Zoo Panda Passage 3

The new $14,000,000 CDN Panda Passage exhibit at the Calgary Zoo opened this spring to tremendous crowds. The exhibit replaced the former elephant building, which was transformed into a lush forest environment. The building roof was retrofitted to allow for numerous skylights. This enhancement dramatically improved sunlight for the natural plants that embellish the indoor…

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Otter Passage, Exhibit Fabrication at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Milwaukee County Zoo Otter Passage

Otter Passage, part of the overall new West Entry project, opened to the public in May. The project’s program includes the 2,000 sq. ft. otter exhibit, a new entrance to the zoo, concessions building, picnic area, and guest services complex. This exhibit’s thematic story revolves around river otters that have moved into an abandoned cabin.…

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Gorilla World Exhibit Fabrication at Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Gorilla World

After three years of planning and fundraising and two years of construction, the new Gorilla World has opened to the public. The project’s first phase included outdoor modifications that allowed for the new gorilla building. To further accentuate the exhibit’s rolling topography, the renovated exterior space showcases refinished rock, additional new simulated rockwork, authentic looking…

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