Zoo exhibit design


Understand the various factors that influence effective zoo exhibit design as well as the steps towards realising that design.

Alternative labels

zoo exhibit plan
zoo exhibit model
zoo exhibits design
zoo exhibit designs

Skill type


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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Zoo exhibit design is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Animal facility manager: Animal facility managers coordinate and plan all activities of a zoo. They formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources. They are the driving force and public face of their institution. This often involves representing their institution on a national, regional and global scale and taking part in coordinated zoo activities.

Optional knowledge

Zoo exhibit design is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Zoo curator: Zoo curators are usually the position of middle-management within an institution. Much of their work involves oversight, management and development of the animal collection. Often this is related to animal husbandry and welfare policy, the acquisition and disposition of zoo animals, and development of new exhibits. Zoos normally acquire animals through captive breeding programs. The zoo collection, trade, and transport of the animals is regulated by government agencies as well as guided by zoo membership organisations. Consequently, zoo curators act as a liaison between these agencies and the zoo itself. Additionally, they play an active role in the administration of zoo functions and all kinds of captive breeding programs.




  1. Zoo exhibit design – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022