Como Park Zoo and Conservatory - Theatrical Show Presentation
Como debuted of the Mystery of the Plastic Disaster show on Memorial Day weekend and ran through Labor Day. The message for visitors is on conservation, recycling, and reusing. The original script incorporates a super hero and puppet duo that take on a corporate consumer. The show ran daily 4 times a day.
Outcome #1 – Meet or exceed goal of more than 200,000 guests touched by the showOutcome #2 – Increase knowledge in conservation and make connections between living things in our livesOutcome #3 – Provide meaningful programs and opportunities to expand knowledge and experience
Outcome #1 – Meet or exceed goal of more than 200,000 guests touched by the showComo decides to move the show from the larger amphitheater to a ‘circle in the round’ style stage to give it a more intimate feel. The smaller stage also comes with a limited seating area per show, this has dramatically cut the number of touches. Close to 70,000 audience members experienced the show.Outcome #2 – Increase knowledge in conservation and make connections between living things in our livesThrough visitor surveys the message on conservation is very strong; the connection to living things is not as strong. We feel this is related to the fact a puppet is used versus a live animal.Outcome #3 – Provide meaningful programs and opportunities to expand knowledge and experienceThe show provides an outlet four times a day for over 100 days for Como to provide a meaningful program with an important message in a fun, interactive way.