EAZA Academy Exhibit Design and Planning Course

23-24 October 2019

Successful exhibits are key to the running of a zoo or aquarium, but creating successful exhibits is a complex process, often made more difficult by the need to integrate demands from various stakeholders e.g. finance, animals, keepers, educators, visitors etc. By the end of this course participants will have thorough understanding about what makes an exhibit appropriate for animals, attractive for visitors, and convenient for keepers, whilst managing the various demands relating to aspects of exhibit planning.

Join experienced course tutors Monika Fiby (Zoo design consultant, ZooLex Zoo Design) and Tomislav Krizmanic (Head of Education, Zagreb Zoo) for this two day course aimed at directors, curators, project managers and other key personnel involved in exhibit design.


  • Principles of zoo design;
  • The needs of zoo user groups
  • Visitor experience
  • Education and learning
  • Circulation
  • Types of animal exhibits
  • Built-in enrichment
  • Use of plants
  • Enclosure barriers and animal viewing
  • Examples from various zoos and aquariums illustrating the principles
  • Evaluation of the completed exhibit 
  • Individual and group work analysing exhibit design
  • Group work on a conceptual design using a zoo site
  • Presentations and feedback to conceptual designs

The registration fee is €215 for EAZA Members and €270 for non-members. This includes all course materials and lunch and refreshments during the course.

Further information about the EAZA Academy and courses is available here.

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