Museum Zoo Exhibition, Queensland Museum
Static and interactive displays highlight Museum’s collection of animals
Client: Queensland Museum
Date: May 2010
The Museum Zoo exhibition at the Queensland Museum focused on animal size and survival. The exhibit spectacularly showed off some of the animals from the museum’s biodiversity collection, whilst also drawing attention to the current threats to animal habitats. Brandi Projects headed and project managed a consortium which supplied the design, content development, production and installation of the total project of the Museum Zoo.
We collaborated with museum curators, and designers Ormsby Kerrins Freeman and EConnect Communication who researched and wrote the text content. Together, we brought this fantastic parade of animals to the public. No cages, no glass cases.
Working closely with the Steering Committee from Queensland Museum, our group delivered a combination of static and interactive displays which saw over 100,000 patrons enjoy the exhibition during the first month. It is now a touring exhibition making its way across Queensland.
The collection of modern and prehistoric animals help both children and adults make connections to natural history and science. The displays within the exhibition interpret concepts such as the relationship between creatures big and small, past, present and future, and how size impacts survival.
Features at a Glance
- Display of Museum’s animals from biodiversity collections
- Interpretive panel with animal outlines in various shapes and sizes
- Interactive games such as “try on an exoskeleton”
- Visitors can work out their place in the parade determined by size or survival
- Insect collections viewed close
- Study physical and social adaptations like families, feathers, fur, fins.
- Consider how you live and discover six things you can do to use less energy, reduce your impact and preserve animal habitat.