It’s no longer the desert of a century ago, but a museum dedicated to the human toll of the Great Depression is opening in the heart of the Mojavaeas.
The Desert Wonders of the World exhibit features exhibits from the past 150 years.
The exhibit is at the Sandia National Laboratories in Las Vegas, which is where the exhibit was inspired.
The museum was named after Sandia Labs’ founder, who founded the company in 1947.
In 2018, Sandia was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
“Sandia’s mission is to find the next generation of energy innovations that will help us lead the way toward a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future,” Sandia President and CEO David Johnson said in a statement.
The museum’s new digs at the Mojaves Corner, a natural rock formation in the Desert Gardens National Preserve in Mojave, Nevada, will be part of a $100 million expansion that includes an indoor and outdoor pavilion.
It’s the largest expansion of its kind in the United States.
The park’s annual visitation has grown to more than 4 million people, making it the third-largest tourist attraction in the world.
The exhibition will be at the new exhibit site until 2023.