Posts Tagged ‘zoo construction’

Wilderness Falls water play area

FCZ Wilderness Falls water play area 6

Wilderness Falls, the new interactive water play area with a National Park theme, recently opened at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo. This exhibit area has several activities for kids to explore, play, and learn about local wildlife. Kids will find logs and boulders to climb, a sand pit in which to dig, as well as exciting…

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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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Arctic Tundra Exhibits, Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Polar Bear Underwater 1

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

zoo exhibit fabrication

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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Fernbank Museum – Wildwoods

Fernbank Museum - Wildwoods sensory wall

The Fernbank Museum expanded outdoors this summer with its recently opened Wildwoods exploration and outdoor adventure play area. The expansion included an elevated walkway, an interactive dry and water play area, and various nature trails. COST was contracted to assist the preconstruction team with budgeting and shop drawings and was later contracted for model building,…

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