Aquarium of the Pacific

Ocean Exploration Hub

Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA reached out to Britelite to enhance a video wall array that was used to showcase videos related to ocean exploration. We designed a new visualization system and CMS that allowed the aquarium to create, display, and manage a variety of thematic “stories” on the wall. For the new interactive exhibit, stories are comprised of a mix of videos, images, text, and transitional animations along with several default templates that are managed at the CMS level. Additionally, a companion tablet application provides visitors and docents with the ability to select and display stories on the wall.

Interactive Exhibit

Our Role

  • Interactive Exhibit Design

    Designed all content used in the exhibit including the user experience model, transitional animations, content stories, and more

  • Render Engine

    Developed a custom render engine that supports playback of multiple ultra high resolution video content

  • Content Management

    Developed a content management system that allows staffers to design, schedule, and launch content stories

  • Hardware Updates

    Updated critical hardware systems, such as servers, control, etc., that were necessary to drive new content models

Video Wall Array


  • Video Wall Array
    Video Wall Array
  • Tablet Application
    Companion App
  • React.js
  • Node.js
  • MongoDB

The Result

Britelite developed and deployed a custom system to upgrade the functionality and visual quality of the previous digital screen display environment. The new exhibit has been highly regarded as a “clever and entertaining method for expanding the aquarium’s goals of fostering awareness for global ocean conservation efforts.” Given that the Aquarium of the Pacific is one of the top 5 most visited aquariums in the US (over 1.7 million people visit a year), our integrated system is providing curators with a powerful tool to expand educational initiatives. Additionally, the interactive exhibit provides visitors with a unique view of research and initiatives being currently undertaken.

Aquarium of the Pacific