National Corvette Museum plans 2000 square-foot educational expansion

Brandan Gillogly

The National Corvette Museum is constructing a new building focused on education. The 2000-square-foot space has been designed by Sewell and Sewell Architects in Bowling Green and will take inspiration from the glassy General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Michigan (shown below). The site’s design will also be steered by Tom Peters, whose work as director of exterior design for the GM Performance Car Studio includes overseeing some of our favorite Corvettes and Camaros. Peters is a Corvette Hall of Fame inductee and although he’s retired from General Motors, he has remained active in the Corvette community.

Museum officials hope that the new addition, which will include a gallery and interactive educational exhibits, will inspire a new generation of Corvette fans and encourage them to pursue their own passions. We’ve visited the National Corvette Museum several times and the current layout does a fantastic job telling the history of the Corvette. There’s also an exhibit space that allows for displays beyond the scope of America’s sports car. This addition should expand the museum’s reach a bit further and give visitors another reason to visit.

The new educational expansion is set to break ground in May of 2022, with an expected completion date of late 2022 or early 2023.

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