HMNS was built to accommodate 200,000 visitors a year. We currently host 500,000 schoolchildren annually—in addition to more than 2.5 million other visitors.

It's time to grow!

We've recently broken ground on an expansion that will add a direly needed 115,000 square feet in combined exhibition, education and classroom space - as well as the world's finest Hall of Paleontology. The expansion will effectively double the number of classrooms available for educational programs; doubling the amount of public exhibition space that will be available for temporary and permanent installations; and tripling the amount of available collections storage space, to ensure the conservation and care of our collections for decades to come.

The new Duncan Family Wing will be located behind the current museum, along Hermann Drive. In this set, you can see overall images of current progress on construction.

Follow our new series on the HMNS blog to cover the progress! Susanna will be posting monthly updates on our progress towards the construction of the new Duncan Family Wing!

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