Natural wood is a prominent architectural feature being installed throughout the Museum's interior. Made out of cross-laminated timber (CLT), the smooth multi-layered spruce panels are defining the space with beautiful, flowing lines and contours that bend and curve all around the exhibit areas. The sustainably-harvested wood is also being used for walls, stairs, guard rails and the entire south platform floor, eliminating the need for non-renewable building materials like metal studs and gypsum wall board.
The photo on the left shows the graceful walls that will naturally guide children into the woods and neighborhood play areas. On the right, those humps may look like over-sized inchworms, but when you turn them right-side-up, you have two fun, wavy benches ready to be installed in our wood-paneled reception area.
Every week we are excited to watch the interior of the Museum take shape more and more. Before you know it, it will be Fall and we'll be moving in!