The National Corvette Museum is a bucket list destination for any car enthusiast. The museum houses some of the coolest, most influential and important Chevrolet Corvette models in history. You can even pick up your new C8 Corvette with the museum delivery option. But as the Corvette nameplate ages, there are more and more models that are worth highlighting, and it’s time for the museum to expand and start the next chapter. Today, the National Corvette Museum has announced a huge 30,000 square foot, two story addition to the existing building. Here’s what you need to know about it.
The new wing on the museum welcomes the next chapter in Corvette history, and the next generation of fans. With the C8 Corvette being such a milestone in Chevrolet Corvette history, it’s only fitting to expand now. Check out their introduction video below.
The National Corvette Museum says the new addition will include specialty exhibit spaces and rotating displays, which you’d expect in a museum. The more unique aspects are the lifetime members lounge, open theater space, sensory calming room, kids zone education center and a rooftop members lounge. The museum is working with Sewell Architecture, as they did with the previous 2009 expansion. Based on the supplied rendering, it has a modern design with a cool outdoor vehicle showcase area out front. As of now, we have no images of the inside.
The National Corvette Museum is also currently accepting donations for the project. These can be small amounts of money, or large sums. If you write a big enough check and work with the museum on a section, you could even have an entire exhibit named after you. There’s currently no timetable on the project, but we’d expect it to be completed over the next few years.
As we move into the era of the mid-engined C8 Corvette, so is the National Corvette Museum with this new addition. But also like the C8, it respects where it came from and is still, “focused on educating, preserving, and exhibiting the stories of America’s Sports Car for all generations to enjoy.”