Posts Tagged ‘exhibit construction’

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

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

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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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Exhibit Fabrication for the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum Grand Reopening

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In October 2017, the newly expanded and remodeled Wonders of Wildlife Museum reopened to the public. The facility was recently recognized as the Best New Attraction in the USA Today 2017 poll. The enlarged 340,000 square foot living museum includes both dioramas and a live collection of over 35,000 animals from around the world. The…

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Arctic Tundra Exhibits, Lincoln Park Zoo

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The Lincoln Park Zoo recently opened the new $15 million Walter Family Arctic Tundra exhibit to the public. The new 11,000 square-foot exhibit includes both wet and dry Polar Bear habitats. The main view windows provide guests with a split-view from underwater and into the dry exhibit space from the same vantage point. Rock cliff…

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Cincinnati Zoo, Hippo Cove

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Hippos returned to the Cincinnati Zoo after a 20-year absence with the opening of Hippo Cove.  The $7.5 million project is the latest addition to the African exhibits.  The exhibit provides underwater viewing for close-ups of Henry and Bibi, the 3,000 plus pound residents.   A 70,000-gallon pool with a waterfall is showcased by a 60-foot…

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