The National Corvette Museum made international news headlines on February 12, 2014 when a sinkhole collapsed in the Skydome of the Museum in the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully, no one was in the building when it happened, but security cameras were rolling to catch the incident on camera. Museum visitation skyrocketed that same year as people from around the world were drawn to witness for themselves the destruction Mother Nature had caused. Though the sinkhole has since been filled, the story continues to draw attention.
A new exhibit opened February 12, 2016 (the two-year anniversary of the sinkhole) to tell the story of what happened that day, why it happened, what cars were affected, how they were recovered, what karst landscapes and caves are, how the building was fixed, and much more. Learn more about the elements of our exhibit below!