The Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee
Concept: Outdoor classroom style exhibit
Services used: 3D Printing, Installation, Sculpture, CNC Router, Painting, Graphics
The newly enlarged Elephant Discovery Center at the The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee fills an outdoor learning corridor with life-size wild elephants painted on the brick and concrete walls, an interactive exhibit that explains elephant digestion, and six custom 3D-printed elephants complete with anatomically correct internal skeletal systems in various sizes and poses.
Mecca Design & Production, Inc., a custom exhibit fabrication company based in Dallas, working with Howard+Revis Design of Washington D.C., designed, crafted and installed the outdoor classroom exhibit, part of the Elephant Sanctuary’s educational outreach to help visitors understand more about wild elephants plus how and why elephants are losing their habitats and their lives.
Mecca collaborated with iZone Imaging out of Temple, Texas on all the printed graphics. iZone is internationally recognized as the leader in high performance laminated display prints. This is the second project Mecca has brought in iZone to create the nearly indestructible prints. The exhibits will help students learn more about elephant species, diet, habitats, and social structures.