Mexico City is one of the largest, densest cities in the world. At the center of this vast urban metropolis lies el Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Park), one of the largest urban forests in the world. Often referred to as the lungs of the city, its trees rise hundreds of feet in the air, and somewhere underneath their canopy, lies the Museo de Historia Natural (Museum of Natural History).
At the heart of the building are nine expansive vaults, which provide a dramatic and colorful space for the most magnificent objects from the museum’s collection. The relationship between the open space and the iconic prehistoric animals and fossils provides an engaging environment to promote learning and culture.
The fossils, suspended in the vast vaulted ceilings, provide an immersive and colorful environment.