Remember the time when your only exposure to bugs was scurrying into the shadows when you turn on the light of your fifth floor walk-up? Well thanks to the planned expansion to the Museum of Natural History you’ll finally know the Latin name for them.
A report by timeout highlights how by 2020 a state of the art Insectarium and Butterfly Vivarium (a revamp of the current Butterfly Conservatory) will grace our world famous Museum of Natural History as a part of the 235,000-square-foot Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation. Designed by Studio Gang, an architecture firm hailing from Chicago, the futuristic space will contain 3.9 million specimens for you to delight in (or be repulsed by, if you’re anything like us).
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