Camp Cowabunga, an immersive African exhibit at Topeka Zoo, was based around the experiences of Director Emeritus, Gary Clarke who led over a hundred safaris in Africa. ACME partnered closely with Studio Tectonic to fabricate and install their unique design. The exhibit includes various custom elements including thematic graphic structures, printed banners, aluminum graphic structures, interior and exterior graphics, thematic interior and exterior exits, glass cases featuring safari artifacts, a loo exhibit with a working shower, and a hot air balloon with flame burner audio. It also features a unique lion interactive that matches the number of decibels participants yell to the decibels of a lion’s roar. Check out how all of the details came to life below and learn more about the unique design by visiting Studio Tectonic.


Images are courtesy of Seth Frankel of Studio Tectonic