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7   Editor’s letter
Today’s Children, Tomorrow’s Future
Helen Patenall shares her thoughts 
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16   Future view
Development Pipeline
Global projects breaking ground sector-by-sector: theme parks; visitor attractions; waterparks; zoos and aquariums; planetariums and science centres; museums and galleries; parks; and expos
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72   Insights: Science Centres
Getting Engaged
Science capital empowers science centres and museums to captivate and engage wider audiences in STEM. Dr Seakins and Dr King boil it down
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80   Insights: Museums & Galleries
Start From Scratch
Corey Timpson reveals how inclusive design and universal accessibility bedrock the open door appeal of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights
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88   Insights: AECOM Report
Be Our Guest
Tom Anstey summarises the ebb and flow of the global attractions industry reported in the latest TEA/AECOM Theme Index
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94   Industry insights
Rising Star
Growth, maturity and innovation make their mark in Asia-Pacific but some attractions are on rocky ground. Chris Yoshi shares his insights
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98   Insights: Zoos & Aquariums
Wild Child
Outdoor family discovery days nurture the next generation of conservationists. Aimee Johns puts AZA’s latest initiative – Nature Play – in a nutshell
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104   Insights: Waterparks
The Next Big Splash
Alice Davis asks a panel of waterpark suppliers to navigate the future trends and themes making
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112   Light Installations
Let There Be Light
Places of worship are inspiring people in a completely new light. Alice Davis takes a look at how immersive digital art installations in cathedrals and churches are enlightening new audiences
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120   Feature
Sounding It Out
Audio designer Peter Key advises how best to produce a captivating soundscape at your exhibition to engage your visitors – the ABC of how to approach sound challenges and avoid acoustic pitfalls
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126   Innovative waterparks
Crest of a Wave
Whether its embracing visitors with disabilities, minimising the impact on local habitats or taking immersive theming to a new level, Helen Patenall dips into some splashtastic waterparks
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132   Technology
Game Changers
Technology is rapidly changing and taking attractions to new digital heights. Tom Walker marvels at the reality of virtual, augmented and mixed attractions and a future filled with robots and drones
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136   Technology
The Future is now
A round up of innovative technologies installed at attractions across the globe
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150   Diverse Audiences
Global Village
Margherita Sani from the Network of European Museum Organisations enlightens us on how museums and galleries can act as beacons of communication to unite our diverse society
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158   Thea Awards
Thea Awards 2017
Compelling, engaging, artistic, entertaining and educational – the best themed entertainment and experience designs in global attractions. Christine Kerr summarises the latest TEA Thea Awards
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174   Feature
Joie de Vivre
Editor Helen Patenall and publisher Julie Badrick take a ‘tour de Puy du Fou’ to discover the ambitious vision behind one of France’s best kept
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181   Resources
Company Profiles
A snapshot of the leading suppliers, designers and service providers immersed in the attractions market around the world. What could they do for you?
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232   Attractions-kit.net
Product Innovation
Suppliers and designers tell the stories behind their latest innovations and product launches, with full contact details available at www.attractions-kit.net
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238   Diary dates
Events Calendar
A month-by-month guide to conferences, exhibitions and expos giving us the low down on what’s happened – and what’s on the cards – in attractions
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242   Resources
Industry Associations
Contact details of trade organisations representing operators, manufacturers and suppliers in the global attractions market
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244   Resources
Green Resources
Organisations supporting sustainability
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246   Resources
Address Book
Contact details of leading companies
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272   Resources
Product Selector
Key attractions suppliers by sector
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294   Resources
Web Gallery
Key suppliers in the attractions sector
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