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  Museum Exhibit Fabrication : Regenstein Center for African Apes  
     
 
Client: Lincoln Park Zoo
"Regenstein Center for African Apes"

Visitor observation stations were created with eye catching interpretive graphics. Proto also fabricated aluminum welded kiosks to house the changeable animal identification system to accommodate their changing habitats, including interpretive interior and exterior graphics. Other graphics were built into our movable seating areas.

This Lyons-Zaremba designed exhibit provides the apes with richly textured and naturalistic enclosures, where the researchers are able to observe the animal behaviors and the visitors have a clear, fun way to learn more about African apes, their ecosystems, and a typical day in their life.  The interactive exhibits focus on operant conditioning, communication, feeding and learning, such as the 25 foot high columnar wall which was fabricated with LED back-lit interactives for the food groups. Three-dimensional bronze bust castings of all five types of African apes were built to scale. Bronze handprints, also to scale, are positioned for comparisons and once the handprints are touched the visitor hears the corresponding apes' sounds. From the simple 6-sided rotating handrail to more complex touch screen to an audiovisual theater, visitor responses are elicited.

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