Interpretive Center Fabrication – Bolsa Chica Wetlands Conservancy

The new and improved Bolsa Chica Wetlands Interpretive Center opens to the public this Spring, and John Murray Productions fabricated and installed the beautifully designed exhibit.

John Murray Productions is proud of another successful project, this time with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy in Huntington Beach. In collaboration with the educational team at The Acorn Group who created a fantastic Interpretive Master Plan, and James Freed Design who designed the beautiful exhibitry, JMP built and installed this informative and interactive exhibit in the Conservancy’s new 1,400 square foot interpretive center, located in Huntington Beach. The interpretive center fabrication features a spacious teaching room, and an interactive zone where visitors can learn about the region’s heritage, see local aquaria, visit native reptiles and amphibians, interact with native species in a touch tank, and be inspired to protect this critical California ecosystem. A cohesive combination of display tanks, taxidermy, hand painted murals, and infographics are strategically placed to maximize the relatively small space, in an easy to navigate way. This project has been in the works for a little over a year, and we are so happy to see it come to fruition. The challenges came in coordinating the project with many players so far from our studio, requiring a very strategic production schedule, and in venturing into aquarium exhibitry – a first for us at JMP. We started the fabrication with a newly formed carpentry team, led by our fearless shop foreman, that rose to the challenge and executed the design impeccably. We also teamed up with other incredible masters of their craft, including Jon Altemus who did all the sculpture work, Tenji Inc. who designed the aquarium systems, Chad Upham at Covive who designed the interactive digital display, architect Jeff Bergsma from TEAM Design & Construction and the general contractor AJ Project Management. If you are in the Huntington Beach area, please do stop by for a visit! You can learn more about the Conservancy here

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