Museum Promotions

4 Ways to Captivate Audiences with Inflatable Wildlife & Animal Replicas

Creative Ways to Captivate Audiences with Giant Inflatable Animal Replicas

Whether you’re planning to wow crowds at a new museum exhibit or educate children on a nation-wide tour, custom animal replicas can help you communicate your message in a giant way. Here are four creative ways you can captivate audiences with inflatables at animal-related events.

1. Suspend Your Inflatable Replica Above the Crowd
Many museums and aquariums suspend inflatable wildlife replicas from high ceilings inside their main entrance hall. Not only is this a powerful way to introduce a new exhibit, it helps to create buzz throughout the community and increases overall ticket sales. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis suspended a 65-foot humpback mother whale and her slightly smaller daughter in their Welcome Center to announce a new exhibit and large format film.

2. Attach Your Inflatable Creature to a Permanent Structure
Inflatables can be combined with concrete structures like vehicles and buildings to create a dramatic, and sometimes shocking, effect. Seedling manufacturer, Syngenta wrapped a 70-foot inflatable nematode around a mobile trailer to promote Avicta Complete, their new line of insect and disease guarded corn seeds.

3. Welcome Visitors Inside Your Inflatable for a One-of-a-Kind Exhibit
Often overlooked is the option to turn your inflatable wildlife replica into an exhibit space. Calgary International Children’s Festival designed a giant inflatable whale with a built-in reading area. The giant inflatable allowed visitors to go inside the belly of a whale to learn more about this massive oceanic animal.

4. Traditional Ground Installs for Indoor Exhibits and Outdoor Events
Indoor and outdoor “ground” installations are the most common way inflatable animals are used. Sports retailer, Cabela’s uses giant wildlife replicas such as pheasants, bucks and bass to attract sportsman from far and wide to their grand opening events.

Whether they’re hung, mounted or wrapped around an audience; large scale animal inflatables captivate audiences and deliver messages in a giant way. Contact us today to learn more about using custom animal replicas for your animal related events.

Cincinnati Zoo Uses Inflatable Wildlife as Outdoor Advertising

Inflatable Case History Brief #L2499

Cincinnati Zoo’s Inflatable Komodo Dragon Takes City by Storm

Who: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
What: Inflatable Komodo Dragon Replica
Where: Seven Different Advertising Locations Around Cincinnati, Ohio
When: Spring 2010
Why: Promote The 2010 Komodo Dragon Exhibit Opening
Inflatable Product Line: Inflatable Wildlife Replicas

By creating this monstrous inflatable Komodo dragon replica, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden publicized their new Dragons exhibit at multiple locations. Half beast, half advertising balloon their promotional agenda went off without a hitch.

If you want to learn more about using inflatable wildlife like the Cincinnati Zoo, download our free eBook, Inflatables for Museums – A Guide for Curators, Marketing Directors & Special Events Coordinators.

Creative, LARGE Scale Inflatables for Museum Exhibits & Promotions

Draw GINORMOUS Attention to Your Museum’s Newest Exhibition or Event

Museum curators, exhibit directors and special events coordinators are under constant pressure to create compelling, fascinating and engaging visuals for their attractions and promotional campaigns. Whether you’re promoting an upcoming exhibit, large format film or educational presentation; custom inflatables provide stunning visuals that will increase attendance and ticket sales to your biggest events!

Want Some Creative Ideas for Using Inflatables at Your Museum or Science Center? (How About Four Dozen of Them?)

Imagine the impact of a massive inflatable suspended in an aquarium’s entrance, peering over a rooftop or inflated as a custom entrance tunnel around the main entrance of your attraction. We have the imagination and know-how to create anything from dinosaurs to planets in vivid detail. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creativity.

Need some ideas to get the most out of your next coming attraction? See how other museum marketers have put inflatables to use in our online gallery.