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National Museum of Natural History acquires complete skeleton of a North Atlantic right whale

. December 17, 2013

The National Museum of Natural History recently acquired its first complete skeleton of a North Atlantic right whale. Accession of the 45-foot adult whale specimen was made possible thanks to an international collaboration of museum scientists, the U.S. Coast Guard, researchers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, members […]

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Alaska Museum of the North Family Day: Fish

. December 6, 2013

The University of Alaska Museum of the North announces Family Day: Fish on Saturday, December 14, 2013 * Noon-4pm Explore Alaskan fish, shark, salmon, blackfish, and more through many hands-on activities. Dissection, fish art, games, and collection observation all in one afternoon!. Museum fish specialists will answer your questions. Kids 14 & under FREE for […]

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National Museum of Natural History announces new learning center for teens

. December 5, 2013

The National Museum of Natural History will open a first-of-its-kind interactive environment for teens Dec. 12. Q?rius (pronounced “curious”), is a new way to connect science with the everyday teen experiences. The new 10,000-square-foot Silver LEED certified space combines the newest technologies and scientific equipment with more than 6,000 authentic museum objects. Interactions with the […]

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American Museum of Natural History opens The Power of Poison

. November 23, 2013

The American Museum of Natural History presents The Power of Poison an exhibition on view through August 10, 2014. Discover the toxic species that live in a remote Colombian forest, where poisons are just one of many tools in organisms’ struggles to survive. Learn about a variety of evolutionary strategies that serve animals and plants […]

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Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise

. November 20, 2013

May 3-September 1, 2014 Special Exhibits Gallery An elegant example of extreme evolution, New Guinea’s birds-of-paradise show off their feathery flair during elaborate mating rituals. In this special exhibit based on the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell ornithologist Edwin Scholes, visitors will behold the birds’ cinematic courtship dances, puffed-out plumage, wild calls, […]

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