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Night Hunters Opens!

The Night Hunters exhibit opening was a success! We had great weather last Friday night for Members Night. The Zoo was packed and, judging from the line to get into the new exhibit, everyone was eager to walk through it. I even waited in line with my family so they could see it, even though I had just been in the building working on some last minute preparations just a couple of hours before. My kids loved it (they are 2 and 4 years old).

Night Hunters entrance sign

Night Hunters entrance sign

Shhh! sign leading to the entry door

Shhh! sign leading to the entry door

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May 24, 2011   3 Comments

Under Construction: Night Hunters XVIII

We’re in the home stretch – four days to go – and things are looking great!

The concrete for the entry path has been poured.

Pouring concrete for the entry path

Pouring concrete for the entry path

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May 18, 2011   No Comments

Under Construction: Night Hunters XVII

We have 10 days to go until I have to change the title of my posts to “Night Hunters Opens!”

My presentation at the Felid TAG conference in Omaha last week went pretty well. I only had 15 minutes to speak so I was rushing through the second half of it. Afterwards, I had several people come up to me with comments and questions and to let me know how excited they are to see the new exhibit once it opens so that is encouraging.

After spending a week out of town at the Felid TAG conference, I was anxious to get down to the Night Hunters site to see how much farther along it had come.

The interpretive team is eager to get inside the building once all the big construction is done and the place has been cleaned up a bit. We will need to move quickly to get all of the signs, monitors, speakers, and sound systems installed and working properly before the exhibit opens. I’m biting my nails, but we always seem to rally and pull it together in the end.

May 11, 2011   3 Comments