Sacramento State will break ground Monday on a $90 million science complex.
Construction is set to take place on campus near the American River, next to the Hornet Bookstore and south of the Guy West Bridge.
The 96,631-square-foot complex will open in June 2019, according to university officials. It will have glass-walled research and teaching labs that put science on display to the outside world. The 30 cutting-edge biology and chemistry labs will be outfitted with the latest instruments.
The complex also will include two spaces to engage schoolchildren and the Sacramento community: a 2,500-square-foot planetarium with 120 seats for full-dome, high-definition “sky shows,” and a roll-back rooftop observatory housing telescopes for viewing the night sky, the university said in a news release.