KC Zoo
Polar Bear Exhibit and Tuxedo Grill

Kansas City, Missouri

As the Kansas City Zoo continues to grow and thrive, Vireo has been creating landscapes to help them reinvent the visitor experience. Vireo’s design for the new Polar Bear Passage provided local interpretations of the three main polar bear habitats including Ice Cap, Tundra, and Subarctic. The tundra habitat was expressed in extensive green roof plantings on the visitor building’s shade canopies. Most recently, our designers have created an inviting plaza surrounding the Tuxedo Grill, the Zoo’s newest up-scale eatery.