The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
The $325 million Gilder Center for Science, Education and Innovation is slated to open in 2019, the museum's 150th anniversary.
Museum President Ellen Futter says the 218,000-square-foot center will fully integrate science, education and immersive exhibitions.
Chicago-based Studio Gang Architects has been selected to design the addition. Ralph Appelbaum Associates will design the exhibitions.