The only children’s museum in South Dakota has been awarded the Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums’ Building Museums “Buildy” Award. The award recognizes the director’s “exemplary accomplishments leading their institutions through the challenging process of creating new museum space.”
The museum took up the challenge to align their planning with community input during design. Extensive research included touring 50 children’s museums across the United States. The hard work resulted in a community supported place for the next generation to enjoy learning, exploration, and creativity.
Split Rock Studios constructed and installed the 46,000 square feet of exhibits, helping the museum create eco-friendly exhibits and recycling parts of the old building into the new construction. The repurposed gymnasium was a particularly interesting transformation, becoming enchanting environment of South Dakota’s wonders.
Sharks are a Split Rock specialty! Don’t just settle in front of the T.V. for the Discovery Channel sharks.
See sharks for yourself at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. On the coast of San Pedro, California we designed and fabricated their Exploration Center where you can enter a shark’s world. Watch out for the Great White hanging from the ceiling! You can also see a preserved baby great white shark, and the jaws of several types of sharks. Don’t miss the “mermaid’s purses”–shark egg cases. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has an outdoor aquarium with a “DON’T TOUCH” area—dare to imagine why? Live leopard, swell, and horn sharks!
Now thats real discovery!
Or maybe you want some shark facts? Go to the library right?! Look no further than the Redwood Shores Community Library. When we are involved an ordinary library can become extraordinary!
Can’t make it to California? Don’t worry, we also completed the Florida Eco-Discovery Center in Key West. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience sharks first hand (but not lose it!).
The aquarium also has a fiberglass model of an adult great white shark hanging from the ceiling. Visitors can also check out leopard and horn sharks interact with other marine life in the “don’t touch” area of the aquarium’s outdoor Touch Tank. Cabrillo also features shark egg cases—also known as “mermaids’ purses”—in a small tank near its kelp forest exhibit.
Stay tuned for future Shark Weeks!!! We currently working with Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to develop a plan for the coming years!