Archive: Zoos

  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Something HUGE is going on at Nashville Zoo

    June 17, 2014

    Fifteen full-size robotic dinosaurs living in the mysterious forest at Nashville Zoo. roar to life—and help visitors understand how these behemoths are related to the zoo’s animal and plant species. Dinosaurs at a zoo? Animatronics alongside our favorite furry (and scaly and feathered) friends? Recognizing the universal appeal of dinosaurs, Nashville Zoo jumped at the […]

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  • AZA Presentation 2013

    December 30, 2013

    Telling the whole story at AZA 2013…or not? AZA 2013 was packed with great sessions and information so you may have missed the poster created by Ellie Byrom-Haley President of Gecko Group and Christine Korhnak, Education Manager at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This poster evolved out of a workshop we conducted at AZA’s Mid-Year Meeting this […]

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