For several years now, the Jonathan Merage Foundation has partnered with the Denver Botanic Gardens including funding which went to the initial development of the Science Pyramid, educational programming support, as well as the installation of the photovoltaic panels. Opened in 2014, the $6-million, 5,200 square foot Science Pyramid was established to showcase research on contemporary botanic and environmental issues.
This year, the Jonathan Merage Foundation continued its partnership with the Science Pyramid through supporting the addition of an interactive exhibit on the pyramid’s interior, which will explore the complex cause and effect relationships of ecology, weather, and geography. Motion sensing technology and large scale projections mapped to the angled walls and beams of the pyramid’s north side will engage visitors in a collaborative learning experience. The exhibit will initially be rolled-out in 2016, with new implementations and experiences implemented yearly in 2017 and 2018.