Recognizing the importance of green space in urban settings and the dearth of green space in the vicinity, the Museum is moving forward on plans to turn its "front yard" into a 6-acre public park. Below are some visuals that tell the story of what The Green will be.
This aerial view shows the Science Museum's campus before construction began on the Science Museum's parking deck. Once The Green is complete, nearly all the asphalt in the front will be replaced with green space.
This aerial view shows the vision for The Green, a 6-acre public park along Broad Street.
ADA-accessible paths and casual seating areas, shaded by overstory and understory trees, provide opportunities for guests to gather, exercise, reflect and connect.
Native and other beneficial trees and plants will play a central role in achieving The Green’s design concept and its desired environmental and health benefits.
Phase 1, the western portion of The Green, is expected to be completed in spring 2022.
Cosmic Perception, by Albritton and Lee, will be the large public art piece included in The Green. It is designed as a conceptual and sculptural counterpoint to the Science Museum's iconic Kugel Ball.