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Attractions Management 2009 issue 4
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Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”
Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.
Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.
BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.
Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.
Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.
Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.
Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.
Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.
Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next
Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this
New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned
Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs
Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned
Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009
Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!
Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.
Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima
Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry
Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo
Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects
Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London
Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer
Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans
Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences
Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects
Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions
Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs
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Attractions Management 2009 issue 4
Download PDF
View Turning Pages
Subscribe
Magazine archive
Editor's letter

Saving and creating energy

“The power needs of a wide range of attractions are being scrutinised by buyers, while specifiers are becoming aware of the need to both save and create energy”
Museum news

Darwin Centre opens at NHM

The long-awaited £78m (US$125m, €85m) Darwin Centre at the Natural History Museum (NHM) in South Kensington, London, UK has opened its doors to the public on schedule.
Heritage news

Evolution museum for Athens Zoo

UK-based Lazenby Design has been appointed to design the new Evolution Museum in Athens, Greece.
BALPPA news

A third of children ‘never been to a theme park’

A children’s charity has called on theme park operators to lower their prices after a study claimed that more than a third of children in the UK have never visited a park.
Theme park news

Ecofun theme park plans for Penang

The Penang Government in Malaysia is to hold an open tender seeking designs for a new ‘Ecofun Theme Park Resort’.
Science centre news

MNM complex to be redeveloped

All four attractions within the Muséums Nature Montréal (MNM), the largest science museum complex in Canada, are set to benefit from a CA$189m (£107m, €120m, US$177m) redevelopment, funded largely by the city government.
Zoo and aquarium news

Merlin to open Sea Life in Phoenix

Visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments will open a US$15m (£9m, €11m) Sea Life aquarium in Phoenix, Arizona early next year.
Waterpark news

Roadshow drops Aussie World plans

Australian theme park operator Village Roadshow has abandoned plans to acquire Aussie World on the Sunshine Coast and develop the site into a Wet‘n’Wild water park at the site.
Gallery news

Interactive gallery opens at The Public

The interactive art gallery at The Public in West Bromwich, UK, has fi nally opened. A £3m (€3.3m, $4.8m) one-off grant from Arts Council England (ACE) has funded completion of the arts complex.
Profile

Chip Cleary

The new chair of IAAPA talks about dealing with the recession, the climate and swine flu. Rather than getting him down though, he’s excited about the rapidly evolving industry and what’s next
Talking point

How can awareness of free admission be increased?

Almost half of Brits don’t know entry to the Natural History Museum is free. The experts explain how to resolve this
New opening

Hero worship

The 99 Village Theme Park opened in Kuwait earlier this year. Based on The 99 comic book superheroes, the park is the first of six which are being planned
Mystery shopper

Insects appeal

Want to get close to creepy crawlies? We visit the new BugWorld Experience in Liverpool to find out if it has legs
Occupational hazard

The crypto factor

We learn how Fairmont Aquatic Center managed when an outbreak of crypto meant under-fives were banned
Museums

Mythical status

Salzburg Museum’s archivist, Erich Marx reveals how they won the European Museum of the Year Award 2009
Entrepreneurs

Lynton v Harris

From launching a Halloween show in 1996 to running a global business. Harris is out to entertain and scare the world!
Show preview

Ecsite 09

Ecsite’s 20th conference took place 4 – 6 June at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci in Milan.
Galleries

Drawing on experience

Kate Brindley tells us about setting up the controversial Banksy exhibition and her new role as director at mima
Planetariums

New directions

A look at some of the latest openings and innovators in the industry
Attractions design

Jones and Jones

We hear about the firm’s zoo design philosophies and work at Miami Metrozoo
Museum design

Variety show

We look at the way three design firms tackle very different design projects
Multimedia & av

Reality show

The latest applications for multimedia and audiovisual are used to bring subjects to life. Examples include talking wasps and a flight over London
Waterparks

Pooling resources

Multi-slider rides and interactive toys are big news at waterparks, providing fun for the whole family, while the Virginia Graeme Baker Act makes pools safer
Exhibition design

Pioneering portrayals

New exhibitions inject life into the stories of Shakespeare and Darwin, while another challenges the stereotypical image of Chinese Americans
Interactives

Staying in touch

Augmented reality, mimicking motion and real-time reactions are among the latest interactive experiences
Audioguides

The storytellers

The second part of our look at recent, exciting audioguide projects
Fun-kit special

Ticketing systems

A fun-kit/museum-kit focus on ticketing systems available for attractions
Odd job

A fishy tail

Marcy Terry describes her life as a mermaid at Wacki Wachee Springs
 


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