Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Master Plan
Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, operated by the Bureau of Land Management, is Southwest Colorado’s premier archaeological museum. The Visitor Center and exhibits serve as the headquarters for Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and features 4,000 square feet of exhibits, first developed in 1988.
Studio Tectonic was engaged to develop an interpretive master plan to help reshape the dated displays. Services included assessing existing exhibit content and presentation to identify opportunities for refresh and replacement; identifying methods and messages that meaningfully connect visitors to the BLM’s mission and how the monument is managed; incorporating content that reflects input from the 29 affiliated Native American tribes to ensure that exhibits are culturally rich and appropriate; developing a plan for the creation of a highly interactive learning environment for families, retirees, and organized educational groups; providing immersive experiences that enhance respect for cultural heritage and stewardship; and creating a plan that provides visitors with information to encourage exploration of the monument.
The Bureau of Land Management
Parks and Open Space
Science | Natural History | Technology
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