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

Knight Equipment

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

Ride Development Corp.

Electric floor, gas and battery-powered bumper cars.

Coast to Coast

Coin-operated entertainment, crane machines.

Chestnut Identity Apparel

Uniform supply, embroidered apparel and flag manufacturing.

Flagship Carpet

Custom carpets and rugs.

Xtreme Inflatables

Repair and service for all inflatable products.

Brunswick Bowling

Entertainment bowling center developer and manufacturer of bowling equipment and entertainment products.

Master Pitching Machine

Batting cages and pitching machines.

Omega Carpets

Printed carpeting for all your facility needs.

Water Wars (T&D Enterprises of Brainerd)

Water Wars water balloon game, portable or startionary.

Sacoa

Designed and manufactures PlayCard, the rechargeable debit card system.

Perfect Fry

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

Gerber Manufacturing, Ltd.

Outdoor furniture, benches, picnic tables and grills.

Zebec Water Sports

Large variety of waterpark needs

Cost of Wisconson

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

Kay Park Recreations Corp.

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

Formula K Raceways

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

Sippers By Design

Design and manufacture of specialty custom-shaped drink containers.

Broaster Co., The

Food programs and food service equipment.

Gould Manufacturing, Ltd.

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

Gold Medal Products Co.

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

European Body Arts

Airbrushed temporary tattoo products and systems.

Berk Paper & Supply

Concession supplies.

Qubica

Sells capital equipment to bowling centers.

Playsmart

Patented soft play design, soft playgrounds.

Lil Orbits Inc.

Food equipment, donut machines and vendor carts.

Castle Golf, Inc.

Planning, design and construction of miniature golf courses and family fun parks.

Store on Wheels

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

Tarobots

Boxerjocks robotic boxing amusement ride game attraction.

Wapello Fabrications

Inflatables and portable amusements.

National Rock & Sculpture

Dedicated to the conceptual design and development of themed environments.

Harris Miniature Golf Course

Design and construction of miniature golf courses and water rides.

Aquaventronics

Research and development of interactive water games for use in the commercial amusement industry.

Adventure Golf

Miniature golf courses, consultants, architecture and design.

Namco

Namco America is a premier manufacturer of coin-op arcade attractions, ranging from the hottest titles like Crazy Typhoon and Jumpin’ Jackpot to classic game-room experiences such as the Pac-Man 25th Anniversary upright that features Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga. Specialized pieces such as Wonka Sweetland and Flamin Finger are favorites too! For arcade gaming fun, Namco America is your answer.

Hoffman Mint

Tokens, medals, coins and key tags.

Center Edge Software

Facility Management Software Solutions

American Changer

Bill and coin dispensers and counters, ticket machines and more.

Deltronic Labs Inc.

Ticket dispensers.

Tear Repair

Tear-Aid industrial strength patches to repair holes and tears.

Hamilton Manufacturing Corp.

Manufacturer of unattended entry systems and change machines.

Martin Professionals

A lighting supplier of choice for the entertainment industry.

Adventure Glass

Unique paddleboats.

See Coast Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Coin-operated binoculars and telescopes.

Max Flight

Manufactures interactive virtual reality motion-platform game systems including networkable flight and roller coaster simulators.

Johnny Rockets
LMap Powered by Silvercrest
Premier Polysteel
Spectrum Sports
Cannonball Blaster
Funovation
Empex Water Toys