The Airport Play Area

I’ve finished my first big exhibit type of project for the Aquarium. I installed the airport play area earlier this week at the Tulsa International Airport. We had a big media event and unveiling at the airport. It was really nice, and I believe all the major news stations came out for it. This thing has been in the works for quite awhile. I’m really glad to finish it all up. I actually got told about it my first day of work. Everyone who could work on it when I started was fairly busy so I ended up leading the...

Airport Play Area

The Tulsa International Airport invited the Oklahoma Aquarium to create a children’s play area in a waiting area outside one of the terminals. This was my first major exhibit project at the Aquarium. I designed and constructed the display. ## Play Area Opening The ProcessThere were many challenges with creating this display. The first was to create a fun bright space for kids to play that was safe. Another was coming up with creative solutions on how to build a durable display out of relatively inexpensive materials, rather than spending a lot of money on prefabricated play toys. I had help with...

The Shrimp Boat

The shrimp boat exhibit is nearing completion. The project started out with the Deputy Director and Curator here at the Aquarium coming to me to discuss one of their proposals for a new exhibit. They described to me what they wanted to do for an exhibit and what kind of animals would be in it. We walked to the potential spaces and they walked me through what they were thinking. I created a graphic for the first location. They decided to tweak again and asked me to create a new one. The second one wasn’t so great so they tweaked...