From the sun dial statue to a variety of plants, the fun and learning starts on the Museum Plaza before you even enter our doors. Explore our Plaza, where you'll find a garden of herbs, vegetables, and other plants. You can also try to make a bubble that's as big as you are! Take a break from your playdate or enjoy lunch at the patio tables.
Some activities may not be available due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Design CDM's New Plaza Sculpture!
CDM is seeking qualifications from artists and artist led teams. Up to three (3) teams will be selected and each awarded a $3,500 stipend to develop site-specific concept design proposals for an interactive gateway sculpture in the museum's newly designed plaza. The winning concept design will be used to fundraise for the public artwork and plaza redesign construction, concurrent with the Ignite Discovery: Creating the New CDM facility and exhibit renovation project. The artist or artist team will work with the existing design team for the plaza which includes Franklin Architects and WMWA Landscape Architects. The selected artistic concept will be a pivotal centerpiece for a new and innovative community gathering place that unifies the Museum block and enhances its vibrancy.
Before submitting your proposal, please click here to review the RFQ document and supporting information. All submissions should be received by Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1pm.
Are renderings of contracted works-in-progress acceptable in our past work images?
Yes, both images of completed work and works in progress are acceptable.