Project Description

Sonar Station, exhibit design

Wildlands Adventure Zoo Emmen, 2020

Leisure Expert Group has been assigned by Wildland Adventure Zoo Emmen to design the exhibition Sonar Station, which was previously known as the Terra Explorer experience. By combining our technical and design expertise we have created the new experience in the Noritca area of the park. During this interactive experience guests can learn about the consequences of human noise disturbance in the natural habitat of Wales.

The interactive experience consists of a pre-show with a trivia element for guests to test their knowledge and an interactive projection game to educate in a fun way, creating the perfect example edutainment. The game enables guests to rescue the wales by guiding them around dangers such as ships and drilling platforms.

Services
Concept Design
  • Experience design

  • Artist impressions

  • Volume study

Schematic Design
  • Elevations

  • Dimensioning

  • Floorplan

  • Materialization & Color Coding

  • AV Design

Detailed Design
  • Operation specification

  • Facility integration

  • Signage and wayfinding

  • Printfiles

Art Direction
  • AV Programming & Installation

  • On-site art direction

Wildlands Sonar Station entrance outdoor
Wildlands Sonar Station 3D design of inside
Wildlands Sonar Station 3D design pre-show
The interactive game at Wildlands Sonar Station as edutainment

The technical elements of Sonar Station

During the development, we did not only deliver the concept and designs, but also the technological elements, such as the game software and audiovisual support. The software for the interactive projection game was developed and implemented into the experience after a long period of testing the usability to optimize the performance.

The pre-show trivia game at Wildlands Sonar Station
The answer board of trivia game at Wildlands Sonar Station

The implementation of edutainment

This project is a perfect example of Edutainment meaning that educational elements are combined with entertainment. The great benefit of edutainment is making it fun to learn which will make people more open to it. Educational games, such as the interactive element of this experiences, is the perfect example. Throughout the years, we have done a couple edutainment project such as THIS IS HOLLAND and exhibitions at Universe Science Park.

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