Natural History

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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Coastal Discovery Museum announce Bird Watching Outings at Pinckney Island

Participants will be led by an experienced bird watcher around Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. With a combination of habitats including Salt Marsh, Maritime Forest and open fields, this site allows for participants to see many different species of birds. Depending on the time of year, diverse birds can be found including: Summer Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, […]

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American Museum of Natural History Displays Kimberley Diamond

The American Museum of Natural History is currently displaying the 55.08-carat, champagne-colored Kimberley Diamond. Cut from a 490-carat crystal, which was found in the 19th century at the Kimberley Mine in South Africa, the Kimberley Diamond was originally cut as a 70-carat gem in 1921. To improve on the gem’s proportions and to increase its […]

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Children’s Museum of Houston announces SUPER DOGS TO THE RESCUE CELEBRATION

The Children’s Museum of Houston invites you to em-“bark” on a Summer of Epic Adventure. From July 8 to 14, superhero trainees will raise the “woof” with Super Dogs to the Rescue and get a sneak peek at the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. SPECIAL EVENTS: Pet Adoption Group: Get some tips from […]

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National Museum of Natural History Welcomes a T. rex

The National Museum of Natural History announced today that it has reached a 50-year loan agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transfer a Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton to the Smithsonian for eventual display in the museum’s new dinosaur hall, scheduled to open in 2019. The skeleton is one of the most complete T. […]

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National Museum of Natural History presents Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code exhibition

The National Museum of Natural History, in partnership with the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, opens “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” June 14—a multimedia exhibition that explores how the genomic revolution is influencing people’s lives and the extraordinary impact it is having on science, medicine and nature. The exhibition looks […]

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Everhart Museum presents Bats on the Atlantic Coast exhibition

Everhart Museum presents What’s in the Cloud?. Bats on the Atlantic Coast an exhibition on view through July 1. What’s in the cloud? features current research by local specialists on bats in Pennsylvania and the Caribbean. Bats are often demonized (and mistaken as vampiric bloodsuckers) due to their unusual looks and nocturnal habitats, but are […]

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