Archive: Fabrication Oversight and Installation

  • Gecko Group’s Award-Winning Zoo Work

    September 30, 2020

    We always strive to make each exhibit experience outstanding for visitors and a point of pride for the collaborating institution. It is especially gratifying when these efforts are recognized by our peers. Gecko Group is proud to have been part of 6 award-winning Zoo exhibitions to date. Find out more about each project below. Tiger […]

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  • New Exhibit Makes Front Page News!

    June 18, 2019

    Congratulations to John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. We’re so happy to have been the exhibit developers and designers for such a fabulous project. We want to thank Universal Services Associates, Inc. (USA) for their great teamwork as our exhibit fabrication partners. The Museum is now open. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience John James […]

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  • New Exhibit Explores the Rich History and Lasting Legacy of the National Aquarium

    May 30, 2019

    Gecko Group is thrilled to share a recently opened exhibit. The History and Legacy exhibit at the National Aquarium tells its storied history. The exhibit explores the Aquarium’s humble beginnings in a 1873 research station. It connects that history to the iconic modern facility on Piers 3 & 4 in Baltimore. The exhibit shares stories […]

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  • New Museum at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann

    May 28, 2019

    Gecko Group is pleased to have been part of a remarkable new exhibit project. Nestled in Philadelphia, within Saint Peter the Apostle Church is the National Shrine to Saint John Neumann. The Shrine has just completed a renovation project that has been years in the making. Part of this exciting renovation included a new 2,300 […]

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  • DEATH IN THE ICE
    The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

    January 09, 2019

    Project Developed for Mystic Seaport Project Overview In late 2017, Gecko Group was brought on board to collaborate with the Mystic Seaport Museum on a traveling exhibition that would tell the story of the doomed Franklin Expedition. This new presentation would reimagine the exhibit created and toured by the Canadian Museum of History, in partnership […]

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  • Best Practices for Interactive Exhibits

    November 05, 2018

    Let’s Talk About Interactive Exhibits… In this blog, we will review the best practice of touch screen and mechanical interactives. So, what exactly is an “interactive” exhibit? It can be defined in many ways, but the three main categories of interactive exhibits are: Digital Interactive Exhibits: Computer software driven by touch screen, projection, push buttons, […]

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

    May 10, 2018

    2019 AZA Top Honors Exhibit Award 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 […]

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  • Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor
    Creating the Exhibit – Series 2 of 3

    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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