An animal exhibit provides a valuable opportunity for kids and adults alike to learn more about the animals around us and those that live in parts of the world that we are yet to visit. Because of their importance as learning tools, animal exhibits have become very popular and can now be found in most cities worldwide.
Incorporating animatronics into your animal exhibit can be an exciting and engaging way to captivate visitors and create a memorable experience for everyone who visits. Here are some things to consider when including animatronics in your exhibit.
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Have a Creative Layout
Flow and narration are crucial in an animal exhibit, so you should plan the layout correctly. Consider the amount of space you have and its design so you can plan everything accordingly.
Determine which animals you want to include and study everything you can about them so that you know how to plan the exhibit. Since you are creating a space for learning, you should place the animals in a way that links them with a cohesive narrative so everything feels connected.
You can create a narrative or storyline that takes your visitors through the whole exhibit, highlights the different animals, and ensures you have something to say about them all.
Work with Animatronic Experts
It is best to partner with animatronics who have vast experience creating lifelike animatronic animals. Collaborating with the right experts will help you get all the animals you need for the exhibit. Many of them also accept custom orders so you can work with them to discuss your objectives, research material, and the design of the animatronic animals.
Working with experts who have been in the business for a long time also means they likely already have the animatronic animal you need, and you can therefore receive it much faster instead of waiting for them to build one.
Add Interactive Elements
Interactive elements will make your exhibit more engaging. You can have the animatronic animals perform certain movements or even allow your visitors to control certain movements. You can work with the animatronic expert to provide buttons, remote controls, and touchscreens that you, your staff, or visitors can use to trigger specific movements and behaviors.
Add Visual and Visual Enhancements
Audit and visual effects can elevate your visitors’ experiences, so consider adding them. You can play pre-recorded sounds of different animal vocalizations as you reach them during a tour, use ambient nature sounds, or include educational narrations that your visitors can trigger if they want to learn more about a specific animal.
You should also consider adding lights that create a realistic atmosphere and highlight the exhibit’s most important features.
Include Additional Activities
Consider adding additional activities to enhance engagement. This could include demonstrations, interactive workshops, and even excavation sites if your exhibit has a paleontology aspect. These interactive components also add value to the overall experience and provide visitors with a more immersive and educational visit.
An animal exhibit is a great educational resource for both kids and adults. You can create a dynamic and engaging exhibit by incorporating scientifically accurate animatronics, interactivity, and captivating storytelling, which can also create a memorable experience for your visitors.