Transforming the Gallery of California Natural Sciences
Bringing a fresh perspective to the exploration of California’s natural history, the renovated and reinstalled Gallery of California Natural Sciences spotlights seven real places throughout the state that reflect its enormous diversity of climate, geology, habitats, ecosystems, and animal life, while also telling the story of the impact of humans—both positive and negative—on our environment. Created in collaboration with community organizations and OMCA Members, the Gallery retains many of the beloved dioramas and habitat cases of the original exhibition that opened in 1969, while also connecting the natural world with our state’s cultural history and contemporary issues.
What we did, why, and how...
In-progress and completed project photos
The research we did before we started the renovation.
Diorama Literature Review: Schwarzer Sutton
Diorama Literature Review: Garibay Group
Diorama and Sense of Place Research: Garibay Group 2013
Diorama and Sense of Place Research: Garibay Group 2014
OMCA Natural Sciences Gallery Symposium 2008