KidZoo “aims to recruit young environmentalists”
Sandy Bauers of The Philadelphia Inquirer provides a sneak peak of KidZooU, the Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo and Faris Family Education Center at the Philadelphia Zoo designed by SMP Architects and exhibit designers Cambridge Seven Associates.
C7A designed the interactive and multimedia exhibits for KidZooU, as well as outdoor graphics/wayfinding. SMP Architects provided architectural design for the LEED Gold-certified adaptive reuse of the historic elephant house, the animal enclosures, as well as the goat trail and climbing structures.
Marina Haynes, curator of KidZooU calls it “a game-changer.”
Steve Feldman, a spokesman for AZA called KidZooU a “next-generation kids area” that “takes the educational messages to a new level.”