For more than 30 years, Science North has been Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and a leading educational resource for children and adults. The redesign and renovation of the third floor Northern Ecosystems exhibit allows visitors a chance to get up close and personal with local animals like beavers and porcupines or even investigate the inner-workings of a beehive. The design assist project of exhibitry including fabrication of new scenic environments for live specimens and utilizing existing habitats that were moved and refurbished.
kubik maltbie was contracted for design-bid-build capabilities, providing project management, fabrication and installation of exhibits and hardware. The project involved the fabrication and installation of highly-interactive displays and cutting-edge animal enclosures with detailed habitats. Enclosures are fully equipped with functioning life support systems carefully integrated into realistic rock-work and vegetation unique to each habitat.