Natural History Exhibits
Connecting visitors to nature to develop empathy and awareness of the natural world.

Doral Glades Nature Center is the City of Doral’s newest city park and first nature center.  Parks department staff wanted the focus of the 2,000 square foot exhibit space to be on their neighbor, the Everglades.  To respond to the soaring ceiling and wall of windows looking out on the restored lake, we designed a series of cabinets with uprights that holds graphics and electronics.  The exhibits include electronic interactives, video, audio recordings, and manual interactives.  MAM Exhibit Design worked with Leslie Tharp Designs to create a multi layered steel wall with silhouettes of Everglades plants and animals.  The silhouettes were repeated on the walls and in the air above the exhibits.

Location: Doral Glades Nature Center; Doral, FL

This environmental education center is located on a piece of reclaimed waterfront property on Tampa Bay.  The center’s mission is to educate young people in proper environmental stewardship.  Staff-led hands on demonstrations augment messages at the center.  MAM Exhibit Design partnered with Frina Design to concept and produce the exhibits.

Location: Suncoast Youth Conservation Center; Apollo Beach, FL

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve is a beautiful natural park in the midst of densely populated St. Petersburg, FL.  MAM Exhibit Design has partnered with park staff over several budget cycles to upgrade exhibits.

Location: Boyd Hill Nature Preserve; St. Petersburg, FL

The exhibit wrapped around an aquarium full of Gulf of Mexico fish.  Flip doors posed and answered questions about the physical characteristics of the fish.  Three drawers in a Discovery cube provided manipulative activities for three levels of learners.  A touch screen interactive provided encyclopedic information about conservation, ethical angling and marine research in the Tampa Bay area. 

Location: Pier Aquarium; St. Petersburg, FL