Columbus Zoo issues RFP for Polar Frontier project

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, is seeking proposals from experienced design teams for the Polar Frontier Projection Interactive project. This initiative aims to enhance the Polar Frontier interior space with innovative projection technology, providing an engaging and educational experience for all visitors.

Project Highlights:

  • Project: Polar Frontier Projection Interactive
  • Submission Deadline: July 1, 2024, by noon EST
  • Total Budget: $200,000
  • Minority Business Participation Goal: 10% of project spend

Scope of Work: The successful design team will be responsible for the concept design, fabrication, and installation of new projection equipment and animations. The project includes limited renovation to the existing space and the addition of vertical projections on an adjacent wall.

Submission Details: Proposals should include company information, relevant experience, project approach, cost breakdown, and a commitment to minority business participation. For full details and submission guidelines, visit

Important Dates:

  • RFP Issued: June 12, 2024
  • Proposals Due: July 1, 2024
  • Notice of Intent: July 8, 2024
  • Contract Negotiation: July 8-19, 2024
  • Design Phase: July 8 – December 2024
  • Installation: January – February 2025