PETALUMA WILDLIFE MUSEUM
The Petaluma Wildlife Museum is run by the students of the local high school in Petaluma, California. The Museum has a live reptile exhibit that desperately needed to be updated. The existing space we had to work with was 8 feet in one direction by 16 feet in the other. The Museum decided they wanted maximum viewing from the front but access from the back of the enclosures. Also the cages would need to be multipurpose for a variety of reptiles. Our PVC caging with separate canopies was found to be the mostcost effective option while the ability to stack, customize, and overall uniformity were a key feature to them.
Shipping was going to have to be made by freight to California. Damage could occur in transit so everything needed to be sent fully crated. Installation was required by Cornel's World staff so setup of all enclosures and installation of all lighting, heating, humidity controls, and automation was done on-site. A somewhat tight timeline was needed for the install so all parts needed to arrive on time and in good order.
The Museum was very happy with the enclosures and the entire project was setup on time and on budget. The custom rear access to the caging made it easier for the students to clean and feed the reptiles while keeping the exhibits open to the public. The lighting and heating being enclosed in the separate canopy also hid all the hardware from the viewing public. Each cage also included a custom misting nozzle so that it could be turned on or off depending on the reptile requirement. Lighting and heating for each unit was also independently controlled.