Hall of Continents
The long narrow room houses a majority of our bookshelves and displays from around the world. The hands-on displays include European dolls, African artifacts, Asian collectibles, and other knickknacks.
The hall also contains prints from Miguel Covarrubias. The art depicts the foods, industries, and way of life as seen by the artist in the early 1940′s. The walls also house a few donated paintings by Tere Sanz one of our past well known artists.
The flooring in the Hall of Continents is probably the most dominant feature in the hall. Bamboo is a renewable resource which can grow up to 48 inches in 24 hours.
On top of the roof of the Hall of Continents is our photovoltaic panels (solar panels). These panels provide us with up to 13% of the energy required to run our facility.
Motion censored and LED lighting provide an energy efficient room. Motion sensors allow us to leave the lights on, but after no activity for 15 minutes, they automatically turn off. This conserves a great amount of energy.