We could not be more pleased with the opening of the Asbury Discovery Center this summer, a project we have been working on since last year. It all came out beautifully, filled with moving gears, secret doors and hidden treasures. Not to mention reptiles!
The Asbury Discovery Center is the latest addition to the Hattiesburg, MS Children's Zoo. And we were given the task of designing it, and fabricating many of the components.
The main attraction in the front of the building is a large grassy area for Galapagos Tortoises to roam, complete with a small building for them to retreat inside to.
The front of that small building welcomes visitors with an interactive gear wall. It all spins!
Inside the Tortoise House is designed to look like an engine room, complete with electrically turning piston.
The walkways are lined with rotating fans overhead, decorative arches and window and door frames.
The window and door frames peek into all kinds of animal enclosures, like this cute critter
And this enormous window that looks into the reptile enclosure
Finally, when you get into the main education room, there is even more to see, and even more to interact with!
A gear wall at the end of the room is a delight for all the children.
And small doors down at the base of the cabinets are waiting to be discovered.
See more about this project on our Asbury Discovery Center project page.