Kansas City Zoo Polar Bear Passage:
A World-Class Attraction

October 30, 2010 No Comments

Late last summer, the Kansas City Zoo opened its newest exhibit, Polar Bear Passage, to a host of anxious zoo patrons.  Nakita, a 3 -year-old, 750-pound polar bear, made the exhibit his new home.  The bear has quickly become a star attraction at the over 100-year-old zoo. The exhibit was designed by international zoo design/architectural firm PGAV, built by local general contractor Barsto Construction and exhibit contractor COST of Wisconsin, Inc.  The project encompasses over 18,000 square feet of glacial carved rock work with snow and ice caps, which provide the exhibit with a realistic back drop. Several rock peaks rise to over 25 feet tall. The simulated rock, ice and snow were all constructed by artisans based upon photographic references and scale model. A scenic waterfall provides Nakita a cool mist during warm summer days.  Guests can view the entire exhibit from multiple viewing angles in a climate controlled building, including an area for under water viewing.

Back

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Sponsors

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Jane Farrell Turf and Carpets, Inc.

Commercial carpet, printed and decorative patterns, loop and cut-pile construction. Wall coverings in fluorescents, Class A fire rated. Colored turf, both traditional and neon colors.

Comstock - Castle Stove

Commercial cooking equipment.

Store on Wheels

Importer and distributor of quality toys, lighting and novelties. Cater to the amusement, retail and entertainment industries.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

GloCones

Flashing cotton candy cones.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Belson Manufacturing Co.

Park and recreation outdoor furniture and equipment.

Gold Medal Products Co.

Concession equipment, foods and beverages, popcorn, pretzels and snack foods.

Laser Star

Laser shooting galleries, laser tag, dark ride target systems, overhead target ranges.

Mahoning Valley Mfg.

A complete line of Imperial strollers, wagons and safari utility vehicles.

Rides-4-U, INC.

New and used rides, kiddie, family, major and thrill.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Challenger Industries

Sports surfaces, carpets and mini-golf surfaces.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

Tube Pro

Waterpark tubes.

Funovation

Laser maze challenge

Action Lighting Co.

Lighting supplies.

Cost of Wisconson

Creators of simulated environments, duplicate structures, sculpted figures, exhibits, water features, mini-golf and more.

Safari Ltd.

Leading manufacturer of innovative educational toys.

Splashtacular

Manufacturer of waterslides

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Knight Equipment

Drive cables for ferris wheels, Tilt-A-Whirls, Rock-O-Planes and many others.

Wells Fargo

Commercial insurance for inflatables and event planners.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Perfect Fry

Innovative and simple-to-operate countertop deep fryer Perfect Fryers.

Formula K Raceways

Go-karts, kiddie cars and bumper boats, go-kart parts and tires.

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

Picnic tables, grills, park benches, planters, trash containers and more.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

Concession trailers and Antique, Jeep and Grand Prix auto rides.

Poly Products

Tables, benches and related products. Green products for a green world.

R&R Creative Amusement Design

Designers of unique themed parks, attractions and environments for the entertainment business.

Richie's Italian Ice

Italian Ice Kiosks and Carts

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

U.S. Bowling

Award-winning independent company brings bowling to your venue.

International Special Events (ISERA)

Risk purchasing group, a better way to purchase liability insurance, specializing in inflatables and much more.

Empex Water Toys

Aquatons Water Toys

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

Birthday University

Concept development, training and birthday party touring seminars.

Soft Play

Leader in designing, manufacturing and installing soft contained playground equipment.

Subway

Fresh food and sandwich options.

Spectrum
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation