Why A Museum?
Museums are powerful places for learning and action.
The Climate Museum will be a vibrant cultural institution that researches, collects, and houses climate data and stories, and engages a diverse public in exploring this material. As a permanent, physical hub, the Climate Museum will be a force for cultural change, inspiring a wave of civic engagement with the challenges posed by climate change and generating momentum to overcome them.
By providing a public hub where visitors create shared experiences with family, friends, and other visitors, museums foster connection and support dialogue and action. The Climate Museum will counter feelings of isolation and promote a sense of collective empowerment.
Museums are extraordinarily popular and deeply trusted. Research shows that visitors view museums as a credible source of information on climate change and want to learn more. The Climate Museum will reach audiences not yet engaged with climate issues.
Museums offer transformational experiences through physical and emotional learning, making complex subjects clear and memorable. The Climate Museum will change how we feel, think, and act in relation to climate change.
Museums signal cultural value and commitment. There is no subject more urgent or more worthy of our collective attention than climate change; it demands an institution at the center of our shared culture.