Ground to Sky:
The Sinkhole Reimagined

Open June 14–September 15, 2024

Celebrating 10 years of progress since the sinkhole.

Get ready to experience ‘Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined,’ our newest exhibit that takes you beyond the infamous 2014 sinkhole. This limited engagement showcases a decade of grit and innovation, highlighting our epic recovery journey and unstoppable progress. Just like the Corvette, it’s a story of smashing through obstacles and pushing boundaries.

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Exhibit Features

Recovered Sinkhole Corvettes

One-of-a-kind Corvettes recovered from the Sinkhole and brought out of long-term storage including the ZR-1 Spyder, 1962 Corvette, and the 1.5 Millionth Corvette, displayed alongside the 2009 ZR-1 Blue Devil and One Millionth Corvette.

Personal Interviews

Hear firsthand accounts from Museum staff about the discovery of the Sinkhole, the recovery process, and the progress to today.

Museum Chronology

Reflect on the Museum’s transformative journey over the past decade, including the repair of the Sinkhole, two generations of Corvette, two dozen new exhibits, capital improvements to the Stingray Grill, McMichael Education Gallery, and much more.

Timeline of Events


February 2014: A sinkhole opens underneath the Skydome, swallowing 8 Corvettes.
March 2014: Several Corvettes are recovered from the sinkhole including the Blue Devil, 1962 Tuxedo Black, PPG Pace Car, 1993 40th Anniversary, and the One-Millionth Corvette.
April 2014: The remaining Corvettes emerge from the sinkhole.
June 2014: The Museum welcomes its 3 millionth visitor as recovery from the sinkhole drives record attendance.


February 2015: The restored Blue Devil is unveiled one year after the sinkhole collapse.
May 2015: Our NASCAR-themed, ‘From Moonshine to Finish Line’ exhibit opens.
July 2015: The fully repaired Skydome reopens to visitors.
September 2015: Museum staff reveal the restored One-Millionth Corvette during the Museum’s Anniversary Weekend.


January 2016: The Museum debuts its Hot Rod and Street Rod exhibit, ‘American Muscle’.
February 2016: Our ‘Corvette Cave-In’ exhibit opens on the second anniversary of the sinkhole.
June 2016: The Museum launches an Indianapolis 500-themed exhibit.
July 2016: The NCM Motorsports Park opens new facilities including the Holley Control Tower and Winding Road Race Shop.


August 2017: The Museum opens the ‘History of Kentucky Transportation’ exhibit.


February 2018: Museum staff reveal the restored 1962 Tuxedo Black Corvette.
June 2018: ‘Chevrolet Racing: Louis to Le Mans’ exhibit opens.


February 2019: The Museum opens a space exploration exhibit, ‘From Gas Station to Space Station’.
April 2019: The 1953 Corvette VIN 003 cutaway is donated to the Musuem.
August 2019: The Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary and holds the sixth National Corvette Caravan.
November 2019: The final C7 Corvette is delivered to the Museum.


January 2020: The Musuem opens an exhibit honoring the art and automobiles of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth.
June 2020: After closing due to COVID-19, the Museum reopens with a renovated Performance Gallery and a new Entombed Corvette display.


April 2021: The Museum opens the Wendell Strode Club Room, a new event and meeting space.
May 2021: The Corvette Powered exhibit featuring cars with Chevrolet small-block V8 engines opens.
August 2021: The Stingray Grill opens with a revised menu and an all-new design aesthetic.

driven design slide


May 2022: The Museum hosts the traveling exhibit, ‘Hot Wheels: Race to Win’.
September 2022: The Museum opens ‘Driven by Design’, an exhibit exploring the people and processes behind Corvette’s design.
October 2022: ‘Callaway Corvettes: 35 Years of Making Fast Faster’ opens.


March 2023: ‘Custom CARisma: The Legendary Creations of Carl Casper’ opens.
April 2023: The McMichael Family Education Gallery opens.
June 2023: The Museum opens ‘An American Love Affair: 70 Years of Corvette’, featuring the new SKYWALL.


March 2024: ‘LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile Art’ opens in the newly renovated Limited Engagement Gallery.

The Cave-In Gallery

See the Sinkhole Corvettes Before They're Gone

Don’t miss your chance to witness history! The exhibit will be open from June 14–September 15, 2024. Plan your visit and get tickets online.