Introducing Technology-Driven Aquarium Exhibits
NC Aquarium Roanoke Island
Immersive and interactive exhibit design for North Carolina Aquarium renovation
Cambridge Seven Associates developed theming and exhibits for the renovation of the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island to enhance the live animal displays with new interactives, improved lighting, and the introduction of modern media and graphics. Working with Architect-of-Record Moser Mayer Phoenix Associates, C7A’s exhibits interpret the journey from intercoastal North Carolina, through wetlands, marshes, estuaries, and out to the sea. A transformed lobby and admissions area leads to galleries that focus on freshwater and ocean habitats, including a shipwreck-themed immersive gallery and a new Jellyfish Gallery. New augmented reality allows visitors to access additional information, including videos and interactive displays, on their phones and tablets.
Outer Banks Voice
North Carolina Governor Pat McGrory joined local leaders for the ribbon-cutting of the renovated North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, which celebrated its grand opening in August 2016. “This beautiful aquarium is one of the region’s top tourist draws, and these …
Russ Lay of the Outer Banks Voice discusses the new technology exhibits designed by Cambridge Seven Associates and architects MMPA for the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island. These augmented reality exhibits will allow visitors to explore the aquarium using …
A new jellyfish exhibit designed by Cambridge Seven Associates for the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke will be the largest in the state and is expected to draw more than 300,000 visitors when it opens next year. Funded by a grant from …