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Proposed ‘FutureVerse’ museum could bring 1 million people to downtown Atlanta, backers say

The $100 million museum is still in planning.

Credit: FutureVerse

ATLANTA — Imagine a museum that showcases the future of space travel, the marvels of the human body, advancements in robotics, and innovations in agriculture.

This is the vision for a $100 million museum planned for Downtown Atlanta called FutureVerse.

Leaders at Georgia Tech, Emory University, and the University of Georgia are advising the project. They see an opportunity to expose more people to technology.

“We’ll be building this with some of Georgia’s brightest minds,” said David Wynett, FutureVerse president and chief creative officer.

The museum is still in planning, and the team has raised about $250,000, Wynett said.

The team hasn’t selected a site for the museum, but 11Alive’s media partner, the Atlanta Business Chronicle, confirmed it has had early talks with Centennial Yards, the $5 billion redevelopment of The Gulch next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. According to an announcement, FutureVerse is working with Cushman & Wakefield.