Natural History

Gallery of California Natural Sciences Reopening

The Gallery of California Natural Sciences is reopening on Friday, May 31. Discover nature in the Golden State as never before in OMCA’s all-new Gallery of California Natural Sciences! Explore Oakland, Yosemite, Mount Shasta, Sutter Buttes, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Tehachapis, and Coachella Valley for a sampling of the state’s world-class biodiversity. Offering […]

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Opens Discovery Basecamp Hands-on Exploration Area

Carnegie Museum of Natural History announce the opening of Discovery Basecamp. This new, 1,900-square-foot gallery devoted to hands-on, interactive learning for all ages features real and replica specimens, educational kits, and tools for observation. It is located on the second floor on the Lee B. Foster Overlook, above Dinosaurs in Their Time. In this space, […]

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San Diego Natural History Museum present Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders

San Diego Natural History Museum present Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders an exhibition on view through June 2. Bizarre, bewildering marvels of the insect world are on display in Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders. Resembling an old-fashioned circus sideshow, this exhibition at theNAT explores the truth, myths, and mysteries surrounding some of nature’s […]

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San Bernardino County Museum Association plans trip to Costa Rica

The San Bernardino County Museum Association is hosting a trip to tropical Costa Rica from October 12 through 20, 2013. Reservations are now being accepted for the nine-day adventure, organized by Collette Vacations. Guests who book before May 3, 2013 will save $100 per person. Highlights of the trip include arrival in San Jose, the […]

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Smithsonian “Wilderness Forever” Photo Competition Accepting Entries

Smithsonian “Wilderness Forever” Photo Competition Accepting Entries

The “Wilderness Forever” public photography competition is now accepting entries of images illustrating the majesty, diversity and value of the nation’s wilderness areas. This professionally juried contest is conducted by the 50th Anniversary National Wilderness Planning Team (Wilderness50), Nature’s Best Photography and the Smithsonian Institution and will run through Sept. 3. Approximately 50 winning contest […]

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Peabody Museum opens Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries

Peabody Museum opens Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University opens Stephen Dupont: Papua New Guinea Portraits and Diaries an exhibition on view May 2, 2013 through Sept. 2, 2013. As the Museum’s 2010 Robert Gardner Photography Fellow, Stephen Dupont explored the human condition. Through photographs and artist’s journals, he documented the Westernization of traditional society […]

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Smithsonian Garden Fest 2013 – May 10

Smithsonian Gardens will host an all-day celebration for its seventh annual Garden Fest, “Earth Matters to Smithsonian Gardens—Garden Fest 2013!” Friday, May 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Enid A. Haupt Garden. The festival will take place in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art’s “Earth Matters: Land as Material and […]

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Field Museum Insights Into Deadly Coral Bleaching Could Help Preserve Reefs

An interdisciplinary research team from Northwestern University and The Field Museum of Natural History has a surprising answer: The corals themselves play a role in their susceptibility to deadly coral bleaching due to the light-scattering properties of their skeletons. No one else has shown this before. Using optical technology designed for early cancer detection, the […]

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Field Museum Ant Research Constructs Family Tree, Confirms Date of Evolutionary Origin, and Underscores Importance of Neotropics

Anyone who has spent time in the tropics knows that the diversity of species found there is astounding and the abundance and diversity of ants, in particular, is unparalleled. Scientists have grappled for centuries to understand why the tropics are home to more species of all kinds than the cooler temperate latitudes on both sides […]

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