Mortenson Selected for Arizona Experience Museum
June 22, 2011
Phoenix, AZ - Mortenson is pleased to announce its selection for the Arizona Experience Museum project.
This $13 million project will convert the Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum into the Arizona Experience Museum, a highly interactive, technology-driven museum showcasing Arizona’s past, present and future. Plans are on track for the museum’s renovations with completion in 2012, Arizona’s Centennial year.
Designed with the idea that Arizona’s past will lead us to our future, the new museum will include a new main entrance on Washington Street, new main lobby, gift shop and reception area, and orientation theatre. The renovated museum will preserve the historic essence of the building; however, a blend of interactive galleries and educational exhibits that reflect the “old” and the “new” Arizona will be added.
Arizona’s story of economic advancement has traditionally been told through the “Five C’s of our state’s industrial heritage – Copper, Cattle, Citrus, Climate and Cotton. These industries forged the way for new frontiers and helped to create Arizona’s distinct identity as a jewel in the desert.
The Arizona Experience Museum will honor the state’s vibrant past, and will offer a look to the future with exhibits on technology, bioscience, mining, green industries, renewable energy, aerospace, sports and recreation, agribusiness and other emerging opportunities and growing industries.