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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Bee & Pollinator Center

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    • Overview

      Serving as the outreach arm of the University of Minnesota’s Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, this new 6,700 square-foot center will give next generations an opportunity to learn about the intricate and essential world of pollinators.

      Located on the Red Barn Farm site at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the center features exhibit space for telling the story of honey bees, Monarch butterflies, and other pollinators, while inviting visitors of all ages to sense the world from the vantage point of the small pollinators. A learning lab provides space for interpretation and learning activities. The design connects interior program spaces to an outdoor environment of demonstration pollinator gardens and bee hives.

    • exhibit gallery and event space
    • Red Barn Farm site
    • pollinator gardens
    • south facade and entry
    • the apiary
    • exhibit gallery and event space
    • west facade
    • Awards

      AIA Minnesota Honor Award.

      Wood Design Award for Beauty of Wood.

    • Specifications

      Location: Chanhassen, Minnesota

      Type: New construction

      Size: 6,700 square-feet

    • Project Contact

      Thomas Meyer

      • Architect / Principal
      • thomas@msrdesign.com
      • 612 359 3222
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