Visitor Center

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Interior - Aurelia Skipwith, Refuge Manager - Lamar Gore, National Wildlife Refuge System Northeast Regional Chief - Scott Kahan, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's Director of Outreach, Education, and Marketing - Steve Kralik, and Puddles cut the ribbon for new exhibits!

Deputy Assistant Secretary of The Interior - Aurelia Skipwith, Refuge Manager - Lamar Gore, National Wildlife Refuge System Northeast Regional Chief - Scott Kahan, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission's Director of Outreach, Education, and Marketing - Steve Kralik, and Puddles cut the ribbon for new exhibits!

This project’s design drew inspiration from the community it serves and the people that serve it—featuring touchscreen media programs that highlight the Refuge’s volunteers, a dimensional map of Philadelphia, incorporating the city’s skyline into design elements, and numerous interactive exhibits to tell the story of America’s First Urban Wildlife Refuge. 

Exhibits honored the unique relationship between nature and the sprawling metropolis visible from the Refuge, epitomized by the 12-foot-tall Great Blue Heron sculpture made of recyclable materials often found littered in the marsh—serving as a reminder that humans and wildlife are interconnected.

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Tillamook Creamery Visitor Center

The New Tillamook Creamery Visitor Center is open! Formations fabricated and installed approximately 7,500 square feet of exhibits designed by Olson Kundig Architects with graphic design by Studio SC.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony June 19th, saying “this new visitor’s center will serve as a greeting card not just for Tillamook but the entire state of Oregon.” The approximately 1.3 million visitors who will walk through the visitor center each year will get to experience a classic Oregon destination, enhanced.

Through new experiences that satisfy an appetite for engagement, learning, and fun—and cheese and ice cream—visitors discover the history of the creamery, get to know the people behind the products, and learn what it takes on the farm, and in the factory to create quality products. “Feed” a calf and “milk” a cow. Follow along the step-by-step cheese-making process from the viewing area above the factory floor—then sample the products at the cheese bar. And when you’re looking for more, the spacious food hall offers delicious items from classic grilled cheese to new wood-fired pizzas. If you’re still hungry, there’s a new yogurt bar, and, of course, don’t forget the ice cream!

We’re proud to be part of the great team that helped open the doors of the new Tillamook Creamery Visitor Center. We coordinated and worked with the design groups, building general contractor, and client to ensure a successful project, and joyful visitor experiences for generations to come.

Visit the Tillamook Creamery at:
4165 Highway 101 North
Tillamook, OR 97141

For more information about the Visitor Center Opening visit oregonlive.com

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