Natural History

University of Alaska Museum Pacific walrus population study

University of Alaska Museum Pacific walrus population study

Thousands of specimens housed at the University of Alaska Museum of the North will be used as part of a $1.7 million grant to study long-term and ongoing population trends in the Pacific walrus. Curator of Mammals Link Olson likens the collection to a “vast library.” The books are the specimens themselves—some thousands of years […]

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Whatcom Museum opens Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art

Whatcom Museum opens Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art

The Whatcom Museum presents Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012 an exhibition on view November 3, 2013 through March 2, 2014. Comprised of 70 works of art, Vanishing Ice will unfold thematically and chronologically, tracing the visual impact of glaciers, icebergs, and fields of ice — unique and often fantastic formations — […]

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Canadian Museum of Nature announces shining 2014 season

The Canadian Museum of Nature’s (CMN) upcoming season will literally shine bright with vibrant exhibitions and programs: the blockbuster Creatures of Light, the Nature Nocturne social events for adults, and a new series, Nature Talks, which is an engaging exploration of relevant natural science topics. All this and much more will be announced at the […]

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Titans of the Ice Age 3D at the National Museum of Natural History

Titans of the Ice Age 3D at the National Museum of Natural History

Titans of the Ice Age will launch in 3-D at the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History on Oct. 25. Titans of the Ice Age is an action-packed immersive portal to the great Pleistocene ice age, 20,000 years back in time. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer (The […]

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National Fossil Day Digs in at Cincinnati Museum Center

Hands-on programs test the skills of our next generation of paleontologists CINCINNATI- Dinosaurs have invaded Cincinnati Museum Center and we’re calling all aspiring paleontologists to help us feed dinosaurs, offer a T-Rex a tissue and dig for fossils as a week of activities culminates on National Fossil Day, Saturday, October 19! Join us as we […]

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum announce Critters Up Close! program

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum announce Critters Up Close!, a new monthly program, offered in collaboration with the Leslie Science & Nature Center, starting October 12-13. The events include special animal guests and programming at the Museum the second weekend of every month, with Critters Up Close activities from 1-4 p.m. each day. Critters Up […]

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University of Alaska Museum of the North announces inosaur discovery along the Yukon River

University of Alaska Museum of the North researchers have found a major new site for dinosaur fossils in Alaska along the Yukon River. In July 2013, researchers set off in boats for a 500-mile journey down the Tanana and Yukon rivers. The museum is working with villages and Native corporations along the Yukon River to […]

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