- Birmingham Zoo Announces New Train ArrivalThe Birmingham Zoo welcomed the arrival of its newest Red Diamond Express train. The new state-of the-art, electric, battery-powered train made by Chance Rides was donated by Red Diamond.
- New Electric Train Accepting Passengers at Hattiesburg ZooA ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday for the Hattiesburg Zoo’s new all-electric train.
“This electric train will add to the extraordinary experience that our visitors have at the Hattiesburg Zoo, while enhancing our commitment to reduce our environmental footprint,” said Rick Taylor, Executive Director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, which oversees and manages the zoo. “As we looked to upgrade our much-loved diesel train, it was the natural next step to choose a green path forward, by selecting a fully electric, zero-emissions, clean energy train to transport our visitors around the Zoo.”
- High Point, North Carolina Children’s Museum to Feature Double-Decker CarouselThe Board of Directors for the Nido & Mariana Qubein Children’s Museum, opening in fall 2021, is excited to announce a major addition to the museum: a themed double-decker carousel. This two-story carousel carries 76 children and adults at a time. Families will ride together and choose among chariots, fantasy horses and other whimsical wildlife including dolphins, alligators and seahorses.