Wonders of Wildlife

Wonders of Wildlife is a nonprofit museum, aquarium, and zoo located next to Bass Pro Shop in Springfield, MO.

Renovation on the 235,000 square foot facility began in January 2012, and was completed in 2016. The new facility features exhibits modeled after the great nocturnal exhibit at The Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, NE; and the Rain Forest Exhibit at the Dallas World Aquarium.

Several exhibits include interactive displays including a flooded rain forest exhibit, shark and ray touch tanks, catfish and turtle feeding pools, a large living coral tank, a bird aviary, and a nocturnal swamp. A new 180-seat multi-purpose auditorium/theatre and new conservation education center/exhibition hall also provides a fun and educational space for young people.

Faith Technologies’ scope of work included the engineering, lighting design, and electrical.

Before the renovation, Wonders of Wildlife consistently attracted more than 225,000 visitors annually, which surpassed attendance at such high profile national attractions as the National Football Hall of Fame, P.G.A. World Golf Hall of Fame, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and many other prominent museums.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Location

Springfield, MO

Size

235,000 square feet