Has anyone ever told you -- maybe because of your Star Trek knowledge, your impressive gadget collection, or your propensity to use phrases like "quark-gluon plasma" -- that you belong in a museum?
Well, now you can, friends. The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago would like to add you to its collection. Temporarily, anyway. The museum is sponsoring a contest to win a month's stay inside the museum, where you can spend quality time in the 14-acre site, hanging out in the submarine and in the cockpit of the United Airlines 727.
For a newly minted museum in San Francisco, the green architecture is the main exhibit
By Kalee ThompsonPosted 03.06.2008 at 2:34 pm 8 Comments
From a bird’s-eye view, the domes of the California Academy of Sciences, set to open in the fall, bulge out of the ground like giant scoops of green ice cream. These undulating hills built into the museum’s 2.5-acre, flora-covered roof integrate the building into the green space of surrounding Golden Gate Park. They also conserve energy, since the roof insulates and ventilates the 400,000-square-foot museum below.