Animal Adventure from ZSL - London Zoo
New Children's Zoo Animal Adventure
The new children’s zoo - “Animal Adventure” is a major hit with kids, a great event space, boasts a challenging array of animals and is proving to be a natural learning environment.
It is a multi-sensory, landscaped exhibit, full of animals, plants, sculptures and immersive spaces. It is an area where children get active in a safe environment, allowing them to explore and understand nature. Exciting species selection, enclosure design, innovative interpretation with ambitious daily events were paramount to the overall success.
Animals were selected based upon their interest to children through their behaviour, appearance, reputation, or simply that they would make an interesting exhibit interpreted through an ambitious event programme.
As part of the interpretive design, the footprint of Animal Adventure was divided into three distinct habitats along which visitors flow, from the “tree top zone” exhibiting such species found in the canopy, downwards into the “root zone” past terrestrial and subterranean species, before reaching the “touch zone”, a farm based area where daily presentations, animal walks and a touch paddock are all aimed at enhancing the visitor experience and enthusing interest in young visitors.
Central to the design process was evaluation and research with children, we believe this has set a new standard for children’s zoos, and has created a highly loved exhibit.
Developed by: ZSL - London Zoo