The American Museum Of Natural History Has A Surprise For You & It’s All About Butterflies!

by Shreya Rathod
The American Museum Of Natural History Has A Surprise For You & It’s All About Butterflies!

In school, we had field trips to museums and got to learn a lot. There are tons of amazing museums that host unique things related to science, history, geography and more. Similarly, the American Museum of Natural History is a collection of 26 interconnected structures. It houses 45 permanent display halls, a planetarium, a library, and other amenities. In addition to this, they have a new wing — Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation!

American Museum Of Natural History’s New Wing

The enormous new wing at the American Museum of Natural History will soon welcome visitors after nearly ten years of planning, designing, and construction. The 230,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Centre for Science, Education, and Innovation will open for business on May 4.

Every square inch of the room is filled with scientific marvels, such as a butterfly vivarium, an insectarium, and a 360-degree immersive experience. Here is more information about what to anticipate from the Gilder Centre, a significant new building on the Upper West Side, which we got a sneak glance at today.

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Design Of The New Wing

The Gilder Center’s opulent, almost Gaudi-like building awes visitors. The architects used shotcrete to construct their seamless cavern inside the museum after researching canyons and caves for inspiration. Visitors can catch glimpses of what’s on the floors above them from the atrium. It is flooded with natural light thanks to numerous sizable skylights, arousing wonder and curiosity.

Four of the seven new floors added by the enlargement are accessible to the public. Instead of unpleasant dead ends that visitors frequently encountered, the design created 33 links among the museum’s 10 buildings. And some of them are more than 150 years old. The museum’s new entrance is also created by The Gilder Centre, which is situated on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street. By the end of June, a park with native plants and benches will be ready in front of the new entrance.

The team’s modern interpretation of a museum also incorporates throwback elements, such as the use of horizontal lines that echo those in the campus’s earlier buildings. The same Milford pink granite that was used on the building’s Central Park West side was used for the outside walls.

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So, are you ready for this museum?

Cover Image Courtesy: American Museum of Natural History/ Instagram