NC Museum of Life & Science
The museum’s Bioquest expansion project is the creation of several outdoor natural science exhibits. The 9-acre plan is to link people, animals and plants with interactive displays alongside trails in a natural setting. The project engineering design was to incorporate a broad base of infrastructure systems to compliment the function of each exhibit. The “Catch the Wind” exhibit includes a seed flight tower, gale force wind yard and sail boat pond. The “Explore the Wild” exhibit utilizes field cameras, sensing devices, microphones and computers to explore an abandoned quarry basin. Animal exhibit facilities for this project included new Black Bear, Red Wolf and Lemur housing buildings, respectively. Overall infrastructure needs in this project include site lighting, expanded parking, restrooms and disability access.