The Otis Booth pavilion will create a new three-story glass feature entry point for the museum and its new north campus. The project is funded by a $13 million gift from The Otis Booth Foundation and is planned to be completed by 2013, in time for celebration of the museum’s 100th anniversary. Since opening in 1913, the mandate of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) has been to preserve, protect and research natural and culturally historic artifacts, and to curate ever more immersive exhibitions in an effort to inspire “wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds” in visitors. With the 2013 addition of The Otis Booth Pavilion, part of a $135 million, decade-long renovation, the NHM has created a space that will allow them to do so more effectively than ever before.