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MA-10-15-0418-15

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens
Fiscal Year: 
2015
Award: 
$149,814.00
City: 
Cincinnati
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
Museum
Program: 
Museums for America
Program Categories: 
Learning Experiences

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will plan, develop, design, implement, and evaluate a new bird exhibit in order to engage its primary audience - families - in innovative and deeper ways of learning about the planet's birds. While remaining one of the zoo's most popular exhibits for its 1.5 million annual visitors, the exhibit's impact suffers due to outdated educational signage. The two-year project will provide: 1) an enhanced interpretive experience at "Wings of the World" that provides opportunities for families to connect to nature through birds; 2) a toolbox of tested educational signage and interpretation for family engagement and learning at zoo exhibits; and 3) presentations and articles to share what was learned from the project with peers at other zoos and museums.