Thursday, January 12, 2017

Main Street Design helps Zoo Miami tell the Florida Everglades story with new $33M zone

“This is museum-quality, interpretive content within a fun, themed environment,” said Michael Mercadante, President of Main Street Design. “As museums and zoos embrace themed entertainment, we are able to leverage our experience in all these markets for our clients.”

Michael Mercadante,
Main Street Design
Main Street Design provided interpretive planning and design throughout the 4.5-acre, $33 million Florida: Mission Everglades zone that opened in December 2016 at Zoo Miami.

Florida: Mission Everglades features multiple touchstone experiences and up-close access to native plants and animals, including:
  • Lostman’s River Boat Ride: Guests float through Everglades habitats
  • Panther Tracking Experience: Utilizing GPS tracking and “gamification” technology 
  • River Otter and Crocodile Play Zones: Clear acrylic tunnels let guests crawl alongside real crocodiles and slide through an otter sanctuary
  • Thunderstorm Wet Play Area: Features a simulated thunderstorm 
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