The creation of the Hamill Family Nature Plaza involved the demolition of the existing Baboon Island exhibit and construction of a new permanent, open-air Learning Pavilion surrounded by landscape gardens, prairie pathways, storage/support space and hardscape plazas. The landscape improvements include a new Science Exploration and Sensory Garden on the west of the site. The Learning Pavilion is approximately 2,300 SF, and is made of sculptural steel columns and framing with a high performance paint.

Hamill Family Nature Plaza

Client: Brookfield Zoo
Size: 2300 sf pavilion, with 1.5 acres landscaping
Status: Completed 2019

Hamill Family Nature Plaza


The creation of the Hamill Family Nature Plaza involved the demolition of the existing Baboon Island exhibit and construction of a new permanent, open-air Learning Pavilion surrounded by landscape gardens, prairie pathways, storage/support space and hardscape plazas. The landscape improvements include a new Science Exploration and Sensory Garden on the west of the site. The Learning Pavilion is approximately 2,300 SF, and is made of sculptural steel columns and framing with a high performance paint.

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