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New Thanksgiving Point Museum Awarded Project of the Year

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February 3, 2014

Lehi — The Museum of Natural Curiosity, a new family museum at Thanksgiving Point, received the  prestigious Cultural Project of the Year award from the Associated General Contractors of Utah this month.

The Cultural Project of the Year award is given to a project in Utah that will have a significant contribution to the community. The award also recognizes Okland Construction, the museum’s general contractor, for its quality of construction, craftsmanship and function of the Museum of Natural Curiosity. FFKR Architects, the project’s architect, led the quality of the museum’s innovative design. 

“We are honored to receive recognition of building a cultural experience in the community with the Museum of Natural Curiosity,” said Mike Washburn, president and CEO of Thanksgiving Point. “With the opening of our new museum, we’ll provide many opportunities for guests to become active and engage in transformative learning through many of our educational exhibits.”

The Museum of Natural Curiosity will open to the general public on May 15 and will host 300,000 additional annual guests to Thanksgiving Point. It will be house in a new 45,000-square-foot building and include five acres of outdoor space featuring 400-plus interactive experiences in science, art, history and culture.

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