Work in Progress: Visitor Center’s Iconic Dome

After several years of research and planning, KNC’s dome and roof are being replaced. After 60 years, patching for leaks was no longer an option. The new dome and roof will greatly add to our ambitious goal of energy conservation. In preparation, the animals in the pond were safely moved and the large trees were removed, having outgrown the space and some due to disease.

We’ll keep you updated on this exciting project as we strive to highlight KNC’s iconic Visitor Center’s original design by renown architect Alden B. Dow. Questions on the project? Contact Lisa Panich, Interim VP of Development, at

Dome Renovation Timeline

New Dome Construction June, 2022

Dome Removal May 4, 2022

Preparing the Space, April 2022