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