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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.

Aviary entry landscaping_smallThe 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.