National Aviary Opens First Phase of SPRINGBOARD’s $23 Million Expansion Plan
Springboard is the architectural firm responsible for master planning the National Aviary’s $23 million expansion. Over Memorial Day weekend, the first phase of this plan was opened to the public.
The first phase of Springboard’s plans include the National Aviary’s new ‘Penguins Point’ and a dramatically renovated Main Hall. Attendance doubled last year’s Memorial Day weekend numbers as the public ‘flocked’ to see the National Aviary’s newest residents and dynamic new public space. The new $2.7 million immersive indoor/outdoor exhibit and renovated Main Hall featuring interactive touch-screens and other displays represents the first phase of Springboard’s National Aviary Master Plan to be implemented. The next phase, the $7 million ‘FliteZone Theater’ is scheduled to break ground this fall.