Archive: Exhibit Design

  • Download our Zoo and Aquarium Portfolio

    September 24, 2018

    Gecko Group is a communications and design firm with over 25 years experience working with zoos and aquariums. We are collaborative professionals who work to understand the needs of your audience and how to translate that into unique, intuitive, and fun visitor experiences. Within this portfolio, you will find projects relating to the following services: […]

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  • AZA ANNUAL CONFERENCE, SEPT 23-27

    September 18, 2018

    See you in Seattle!   Members of our team are heading out to the annual AZA Conference this weekend to engage with members of the Zoo and Aquarium community.  If you or members of your team are attending we would love the opportunity to meet with you.   Email Ellie or Jill to find out […]

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  • Wayfinding for Exhibits Series

    August 13, 2018

    This series was developed to inform and educate on the topic of wayfinding in exhibits. From developing the experience to tracking the results, each article touches on a specific aspect of exhibit wayfinding.  Is your wayfinding meeting best practices, or are your visitors getting lost? These articles will help you understand the answer to these questions. […]

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  • Wayfinding Audit for Zoos and Aquariums

    July 06, 2018

    IS YOUR WAYFINDING EFFECTIVE?  Wayfinding is one of the first ways your visitors experience your Zoo or Aquarium.  An effective wayfinding system should enhance your audience’s understanding of your sites, exhibits, events, amenities and ultimately provide an intuitive and enjoyable experience. We have put together a resource to measure the effectiveness of your sites wayfinding. […]

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  • The Andean Bear Exhibit is now open at the Nashville Zoo

    May 10, 2018

    About this project This multi species exhibit immerses visitors into a Peruvian village at the base of the Andes mountains where the elusive Andean bear calls home in the Cloud Forest. Through the architecture, exhibit design, and theming, visitors get a real feel for Peru – one of the most diverse places on the planet. As […]

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  • 4th Annual Cars at the Capital Exhibit in Washington D.C.

    April 02, 2018

    Gecko Group works with the Historic Vehicles Association to develop the 4th annual “Cars at the Capital” interpretive graphics. The exhibit features 5 iconic vehicles in Washington DC on the National Mall. Gecko Group developed the interpretive graphic design for the wayside’s surrounding the vehicles.  The exhibit showcases a range of unique cars including the actual […]

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  • Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
    Creating the Exhibit – Series 2 of 4

    January 16, 2018

    Protecting the Emperor’s Guard Showcasing the Warriors – Artifacts, Cases, and Platforms One of the most significant challenges in the creation of Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor was how to protect the over 160 ancient artifacts, including 10 terracotta figures, while giving visitors an up-close look at these remarkable pieces. The problem was made even more […]

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  • Terracotta Warriors Of The First Emperor
    From Ancient China to Philadelphia

    October 03, 2017

    An extraordinary exhibit over 2,000 years in the making, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor has just opened at its only East Coast venue – The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Journey through one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of our time featuring ten terracotta figures and over 160 artifacts of jade, gold, bronze, weapons […]

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