Plants Are Up to Something

September 15th, 2002 - August 31st, 2009 | PROJECT

Plants Are Up To Something (aka Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education: Huntington Conservatory for Botanical Science) is a 16,000 square-foot exhibition full of spectacular plants and interactive exhibits. The Huntington Library will developed the Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science to engage visitors of all ages in the study of plants. Conceived as a synthesis of a traditional conservatory and an interactive science center, the Conservatory will be a 16,000-square-foot permanent exhibition featuring spectacular plants in a family-oriented setting. Using a living collection of plants from around the world, visitors will explore the diversity of plants. Interactive exhibits will encourage visitors to make observations and comparisons of plant structures.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation of Plants are up to Something
Huntington Botanical Gardens Summative Evaluation Conservatory for Botanical Science
Plants Are Up To Something

Team Members

James Folsom, Principal Investigator, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Kathleen Connolly, Co-Principal Investigator, Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0125750
Funding Amount: 1876928


Audience: Families | General Public
Discipline: Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Parks | Outdoor | Garden Exhibits