Cincinnati: The Pleistocene Legacy

May 1st, 1988 - October 31st, 1991 | PROJECT

The Cincinnati Museum of Natural History is moving from a long established site to a new 175,000 square foot facility in a rehabilitated downtown railway station. The opening permanent exhibition, "Cincinnati: The Pleistocene Legacy," will comprise 20,000 square feet of natural history exhibits that present in depth the geologic, climatic, and biological phenomena of the Ice Age in Ohio. In addition to large scale, dramatic "walk-through exhibits" and dioramas and substantial use of collections, a large number of interactive exhibit components will illustrate different features of the Pleistocene period. NSF support be concentrated on these interactive components and on work to insure effective handicapped access for the entire exhibit. This highly regarded project will cost $2.8 million, matching NSF funds seven times over. It will generate an annual audience of 875,000 visitors including more than 120,000 school group visitations.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Sandra Shipley, Principal Investigator, Cincinnati Museum Center
H. Gregory McDonald, Author, Cincinnati Museum Center


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 8751453
Funding Amount: 346932


Access and Inclusion: People with Disabilities
Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Geoscience and geography | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits