Discovery Center/West Court Renovation Records, 1966-2004

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Consists of records documenting the National Museum of Natural History building West Court renovation and Discovery Center project. The Discovery Center, funded by the Discovery Channel, features an IMAX theater with a six-story-high screen for 2-D and 3-D movies, a six-story Atrium Cafe with a food court, and expanded museum shops. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, architectural drawings and specifications, and related materials.


  • Discovery Channel (Firm)
  • IMAX Corporation


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1966
  • 1966-2004

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Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Natural history museums
  • Architecture
  • Repair and reconstruction
  • Buildings--Repair and reconstruction


  • Manuscripts
  • Architectural drawings

Local number

SIA RS00246

Physical description

21.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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