Project Summary







Amazon and Beyond is a recent addition at the Zoo Miami that celebrates life in the tropical Americas. Lyons/Zaremba developed the narrative storyline and interpretive exhibits that explore the ecosystems of Meso America, Amazonia, and Mata Atlantica. For each of the three ecosystems, an exhibit storyline and a series of complex interactive exhibits are designed to appeal to a diverse audience with a wide range of learning styles. 

LZA’s interpretive plan combines a variety of interpretive elements including: bilingual interpretive graphics; mechanical interactive exhibits; tactile features; interactive media; and play structures–all linked together with a sound track providing location-specific music that conjures up the character of the species and habitats on exhibit.

Projects Facts

Scope:  Interpretive Exhibit Program & Design
Size:  27 Acres
Budget:  $40M Total; $2.6M Exhibits
Architects:  Jones + Jones  /  Forbes Architects
Completion:  2008