The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at The American Museum of Natural History, opens February 17, 2023
“The American Museum of Natural History revealed how the vision for its Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation is rapidly taking shape in steel, glass, and artfully shaped ‘shotcrete,’ as the Museum released new in-process photographs showing the soaring, light-filled spaces that will welcome visitors when the Gilder Center opens to the public on February 17, 2023.
With spectacular architecture designed by Studio Gang, the international architecture and urban design practice led by Jeanne Gang, the 230,000-square-foot Gilder Center project invites exploration of the fascinating, far-reaching relationships among species that comprise life on Earth and reveals connections across the Museum’s rich collections, trailblazing research initiatives, educational programs, and exhibition galleries. Physically, the Gilder Center connects many of the Museum’s buildings, creating a continuous campus across four city blocks as envisioned more than 150 years ago. Intellectually, it provides a dramatic embodiment of one of the Museum’s essential messages: all life is connected.” — American Museum of Natural History
Museum President Ellen V. Futter said, “In a time when the need for science literacy has never been more urgent, we are thrilled and proud to be nearing the long-awaited opening date for the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, a major new facility that will transform both the work of our museum and the cultural landscape of New York City. In its exhibits and programs, and in the astonishing architecture that presents them to the world, the Gilder Center weds evidence-based thinking and transporting experiences that capture exploration and innovative scientific discovery.”
Construction Photography, October 2022
The Gilder Center, with exhibition design by Ralph Appelbaum Associates, will feature: The Kenneth C. Griffin Exploration Atrium, The David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Research Library and Learning Center, The five-story Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Collections Core, The 5,000-square-foot Susan and Peter J. Solomon Family Insectarium, The year-round, 3,000-square-foot Davis Family Butterfly Vivarium and Invisible Worlds.
Images courtesy American Museum of Natural History.