Teaching through tenji.
A freshwater waterfall in an Ivy League science center. A voyage that takes you from Miami to the Amazon in moments. Biomes for the world’s first conservation-based aquarium. A LEED Platinum marine research lab with custom seawater filtration systems in Maine…
In Japan, “tenji” has been achieved when complex information is clearly presented. At Tenji, translating the many wonders of marine life into educational exhibits is our true mission—and no one does it better. The world’s finest public aquariums, zoos, universities, hospitals, and research facilities trust Tenji to advance knowledge and thrill audiences with engaging and educational aquatic displays. We have over a hundred years of combined experience and we want to share our knowledge with you.
Our educational and municipal clients appreciate our unmatched ability to handle every aspect of planning, design, construction, and installation all in-house, as well as our financial consulting and fundraising support. Tenji aquatic designers blend rigorous science with real artistry to create bold, original designs, while project planners value engineer each concept for cost saving opportunities. Our proprietary Rapid Design Process (RDP) can turn drawings into 2D and 3D models within days, so you can bring your funders on board. And with your personal project planner always just a phone call away, you can decide on a course of action with confidence.
Experienced designers and skilled artisans fabricate every component of your display, from displays to life support systems to signage, in our very own shop. Using the most advanced technologies, the finest materials, and the highest design and sustainability standards, we craft each component of your attraction to perfection. Our highly skilled installation team can get you up and running as fast as possible, minimizing closures and other downtime.
Tenji is trusted by an extensive network of the finest collectors in the industry, so our AZA-certified staff can source, quarantine, and condition a wide range of responsibily sourced animal and plant species for your aquatic exhibit. We can even help you design and produce murals, signage, and other graphic arts to ensure a successful user and visitor experience.
We build aquatic exhibits to last. We build client relationships the same way. Whenever you need adjustments, refinements, or repairs, a field team will be at your facility right away.
If you are considering adding or expanding an educational, research, and municipal aquatic exhibit, call 831.401.9551 to talk to Tenji.