Archive: Exhibit Planning

  • 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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  • 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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  • An Exhibit 2,000 Years in the Making

    August 18, 2017

    An extraordinary exhibit over 2,000 years in the making, Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor is a collaboration between The Franklin Institute (Philadelphia) and the Pacific Science Center (Seattle). Gecko Group and Universal Services Associates, Inc. are the design/build team that brought this remarkable project to life. The exhibit explores the science behind China’s ancient […]

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  • African Penguins Make a Splash at the Maryland Zoo

    September 27, 2014

    The Maryland Zoo is home to one of North America’s largest breeding colonies of African penguins and plays a key role in the conservation of this threatened species. The new state-of-the-art exhibit, opening September 2014, will provide an enhanced natural environment designed to reflect the South African home of these unique coastal birds. Designed by […]

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  • The Meadow Garden at Longwood is Open!

    June 18, 2014

    After years of planning, developing, imagining, collaborating, writing, designing, rewriting, redesigning, and hiking the meadow at Longwood Gardens, it is finally open. Come see the beautiful Meadow Garden and Webb Farmhouse & Galleries. It’s breathtaking and inspiring. We’re so pleased to have been a part of this incredible project. More photos to come as we […]

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  • The Grape Discovery Center

    January 02, 2014

    A Growing Story….New Exhibit Opens to Rave Reviews! The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association Discovery Center’s new home was once a car dealership in the midst of the Lake Erie Grape Belt. Working closely with the board of directors and exhibition committee, Gecko Group helped transform the interpretive exhibit space into a vibrant visitor attraction. […]

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