A Vision for the Future: A Living Building

We have recently launched an exciting new initiative to construct an innovative new “Living Building” with the CSMNH serving as the centerpiece of the space.

By creating a Living Building the people of Connecticut will gain a special landmark that will function as a transformative space to experience, discover, and support the natural world.

This unique building and its associated programming will advance the mission of the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History (CSMNH) and its associated Office of State Archaeology, by highlighting Connecticut’s rich natural and cultural heritage. It will be a destination for individuals of all ages from across the state and region, inspiring wonder and expanding appreciation of the natural world by providing visitors with truly life-changing opportunities to use our public spaces and intimately explore specimens and exhibits.