October 10, 2013
On Saturday the Museum of History & Industry will open Bezos Center for Innovation, which is supported by Jeff Bezos, founder of Seattle-based Amazon.com, and his wife, MacKenzie Bezos.
The project team includes Olson Kundig Architects and Studio Matthews, exhibit design; Pacific Studio and BBI Engineering, exhibit fabrication and installation; Seneca Real Estate Group, project management; and Stimulant and HRH Media, media.
The Bezos Center will occupy 4,000 square feet in the Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium at MOHAI, which is at 860 Terry Ave. N.
The center has multimedia, interactive and hands-on experiences as well as artifacts, images and oral histories that explore Seattle's culture of innovation.
The Bezos Center highlights some of Seattle's most influential inventions and leading innovators.
In the Idea Lab, visitors can join a collaboration to identify and solve some of today's pressing challenges.
The “patent tree” offers a three-dimensional history of the region's inventive spirit, and allows visitors to see the original concepts of their favorite “made-in-Seattle” ideas. At the Launch Pad, people can exploration the skills of innovation.