Zoos & Aquariums

Zoos and aquariums have been an important part of how we explore and catalog our world for centuries. Once reserved for royalty, the first public zoo opened in Austria in 1765. Since then, much has changed in our perceptions of the environment and the natural world. Today, zoos and aquariums are much more than displays of interesting and exotic animals - they are also vessels for spreading the message about wildlife conservation. Aquariums, zoos and animal parks have had to balance their conservation goals with the needs of modern, tech-savvy audiences. Entertainment Designer showcases innovative aquariums, zoos, and wildlife exhibits that offer exciting experiences while staying true to the best interests of the animals presented.

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Spring Means Stingrays At Columbus Zoo

Posted on March 25, 2013

Have you ever wondered what a stingray feels like? Get ready to find out. Columbus Zoo is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s top zoos, and this month marks ...

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No “Horsing Around” With This Carousel

Posted on February 25, 2013

Have you ever wanted to take a ride on a cuttlefish? Or sit atop a kangaroo chariot? If you’re visiting Washington, D.C., now you can. It’s not often that we think ...

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The Blue Planet: A Unique Aquarium Experience

Posted on November 30, 2012

A new aquarium in Copenhagen is making waves with its stunning and unconventional design. The Blue Planet Aquarium, set to open in March 2013, is expected to be among the ...

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Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin at SeaWorld

Posted on November 14, 2012

Penguins are coming to SeaWorld in a big way, thanks to a new attraction set to launch next year. SeaWorld gave entertainment and aquarium enthusiasts a sneak peak at their ...

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Steinhart Aquarium and The Walls of Water

Posted on August 17, 2012

At the heart of the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco you will find one of the most impressive aquatic exhibits in the world – The Water Planet Gallery, which features ...

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“Ice Age” 4-D Experience Arrives at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Posted on July 5, 2012

Shedd Aquarium’s newest show Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs The 4-D Experience. The Shedd Aquarium has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Simex-iwerks to teach families ...

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SeaWorld San Diego’s Manta and the Rise of Family-Oriented Roller Coasters

Posted on June 1, 2012

SeaWorld San Diego’s new Manta roller coaster isn’t anything like the acclaimed Manta at SeaWorld Orlando, but it is unique in its own way; it’s kinda like the Orlando ride’s ...

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Interactive Exhibit for Kids

Posted on May 25, 2012

If you’re a resident of Newport, Oregon, there’s another reason to get excited about this weekend besides the fact that it’s three-days long in honor of Memorial Day: a new ...

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3D Attraction at SeaWorld Lets Guests Explore the Ocean with Sea Turtles

Posted on May 18, 2012

When you think of SeaWorld Orlando you don’t usually think of hi-tech shows; instead, you probably picture an orca hurling itself through the air or sea lions performing synchronized swimming ...

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Take An Elevator Ride Through a Cone-Shaped Aquarium at Morocco Mall, Casablanca

Posted on January 12, 2012

The AquaDream aquarium at the Morocco Mall in Casablanca, Morocco, stands out for a couple of reasons. For starters, it is now the world’s largest conical aquarium. This massive custom ...

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