The River Legacy Living Science Center
The River Legacy Foundation was formed as a public/private partnership with the City of Arlington Parks and Recreation Department in 1988 in order to preserve and develop a 1,300 acre urban oasis following the curves of the Trinity River. The park is home to forest, wetlands and prairies which provide habitat for countless birds, fish, mammals and native plants. The Foundation works to provide funding for preservation and expansion of River Legacy Park.
The River Legacy Living Science Center opened in 1996 and featured interactive exhibits, aquariums, terrariums and nature trails all aimed at education. The Center was designed to blend in and enhance the surrounding environment and to have minimal impact on the environment. Quorum was engaged to help preserve and expand the mission of the Center and has recently completed design for the new “Discovery Room.” This 2,500 square foot renovation includes a 3D interactive experience and was a collaboration between Quorum, 900lbs of Creative and Split Rock Studios. In this space, visitors can immerse themselves in woodland habitats and seasons of the Trinity River, gaining education and exercise at the same time. The space can be separated by movable partitions to allow for 2 separate Learning Labs, and the entire space can be used for meetings, weddings and traveling exhibits. Quorum continues to work with the Foundation to preserve and develop the Living Science Center and its’ mission.