Building a natural history museum, designing the exhibits and moving millions of collections items is thrilling, and yet a project of this magnitude also requires a considerable amount. While a lot has happened since we announced the location of the Future Museum on the northeast corner of Sixth and McKinley Streets in the fall of 2020, we have many significant milestones before we open in our new location in 2026. Here's a look at what has happened to date and what we have to look forward to in the coming years.
We are currently accepting proposals for commissioning services. The application deadline is February 3, 2023. To request the RFP, please contact Katie Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hired Chief Planning Officer
Exhibit Storyline and Concept Development
Announced Thinc Design as Exhibit Designer
Announced Ennead Architects/Kahler Slater as Architecture Design Team and Mortenson/ALLCON as CM
Acquired Site at 6th & McKinley
Received $150,000 Grant from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to support site development
Secured $40M from State of Wisconsin
Design Team Toured State of Wisconsin
Secured $45M from Milwaukee County
Exhibit Conceptual Design
Demolition of First Building
Building Conceptual Design
Announcement of Building Design
Announcement of Owner's Representative
Exhibit Schematic Design
Building Schematic Design
Demolition of Remaining Buildings
Breaking Ground to Begin Construction
Exhibit Fabrication and Installation
Future Museum Opens!