Ann Arbor’s Gallup Park Adds New Wildlife Exhibits

. November 18, 2020.
Gallup Park Flutter & Wow Museum Projects
Image courtesy of Flutter & Wow Museum Projects.

New educational exhibits have been installed in Ann Arbor’s Universal Access Playground at Gallup Park. It’s a great way to social distance, get outside, and learn with the entire family!

Visitors to Gallup Park’s Universal Access Playground will notice the presence of two new educational exhibits. The custom exhibits were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor. They are designed and fabricated by Ann Arbor-based design firm, Flutter & Wow Museum Projects.

The exhibits are designed to teach visitors about wildlife around the Huron River in a playful and engaging manner. One exhibit — which is interactive but hands-free — is a series of five colorful signs that encourage visitors to go on a wildlife scavenger hunt. Park patrons will use their sense to see, smell, hear, observe, and explore items around the playground and the river.

The second exhibit is a concentration-style matching game. This unique two-sided game features custom illustrations of local plants and animals by Detroit artist, Marissa Johnson. These images are accompanied by interesting facts about the wildlife.

Both exhibits were designed to be accessible to all ages, abilities, and learning styles, and can be enjoyed year-round.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Flutter & Wow Museum Projects researches, designs, and implements museum exhibition projects. They specialize in interactive and participatory experiences and one-of-a-kind design solutions, applying their multifaceted technical expertise to every project. They have decades of experience in a wide range of special design, build, and installation projects and have a unique and proven artistic sensibility that makes their projects amazing and fun!

Remember to maintain social distancing and wear a mask when in enclosed spaces. Stay safe and visit some parks with the family!

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