The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum continues attracting attention as it draws closer to opening, this week being named to the Conde Nast Traveler list of 9 Museum Openings Worth Planning Trips Around in 2020.
The list features museums in eight countries around the world; the only other museum in the United States to make the list is The Momentary which opened in Bentonville, Arkansas, last month.
This is the latest recognition for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum. Previously, Architectural Digest listed the Museum among the “leading design-forward museums opening this year” and one of the most anticipated buildings of 2020. Also, Smithsonian magazine included the Museum among its Most Anticipated Museum Openings of 2020 and The New York Times listed the Museum as one of the Places to Go in 2020.
Set to open later this year, the 60,000-square foot U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum is dedicated to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and their compelling stories, with the artifacts, media and technology behind the athletes who make the United States proud. The Museum will focus on the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic movements: friendship, respect and excellence; determination, equality, inspiration and courage.
The Museum will be one of the most accessible and interactive museums in the United States. Visitors of all abilities will be able to experience the exhibits through inclusive design and assistive technologies such as mobile apps, video captions, audio description tracks, universal keypads, RFID-triggered customizations and more.