Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Alrighty, things are slowly moving forward!!

In the main exhibit space, the Boxosaurus is coming down so that the concrete floor it is attached to can be densified and polished. (Sorry about the grainy picture, but the light is very low in the space since there are no actual lights yet...we just have construction lights hanging off the balcony.)

We've gotten so used to having a giant box in the middle of the museum, it's gonna be s shock to see a giant dinosaur or two there instead...

The Stegosaurus cast has been moved downstairs and now hangs on the new wall at the north end. The entrance to the glowing rocks room is now on the right side of the stego.

We've gotten the new fossil prep lab walls and ceiling painted:

And the new Traveling Exhibit space is painted also:

More pictures soon!

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 6, 2012

Things are progressing again in the museum renovations! We've got electricians and plumbers and painters, oh my!

The electrical stuff is getting done, but there's not much to see as it's mostly in the walls and ceiling. Painting started this afternoon, and I'll post photos once that is done. They will be starting with the ceiling and then moving on to all the walls upstairs and down. Once the ceiling is painted, Marshall Contracting will start taking down the Boxosaurus so that the floor it is attached to can get done.

The walls in the back room are getting drywalled and will be ready for painting later today:

New wall separating newTraveling Exhibit space from prep lab, with 
office in the background.

They've also built the new wall that extends out from the end of the fluorescent minerals room, and closed off the minerals room, too. The future entrance to the glowing rocks room will be on the far right. The stegosaurus cast from upstairs will go on this wall, once the electrical box is moved to the back room!

Closing off the glowing rocks door

We'll have more new pics once the painting is done in a couple of days!!