American Museum of Natural History Shows Human-Sized Wasp Nest

The American Museum of Natural History shows a Human-Sized Wasp Nest, July 11, 2011 – July 16, 2011.

The Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace is to show three T.V. hosts build – and then live in – a human-sized wasp habitat for “Live Like An Animal,” a new show debuting on Nat Geo WILD in 2012.

The Museum is home to one of the largest entomological collections in the world – with more than 18 million specimens, including approximately 8 million wasps – as well as globally-renowned wasp expert Dr. James Carpenter, curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology.

The Ross Terrace will remain open during regular Museum hours while the filming takes place. However, some areas, including the sprinklers, will be closed to the public temporarily.

Image: Museum Wasp Nest Collection Catalog no. 901218-5 AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition.

The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.

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