Natural History

Arizona Museum of Natural History announces Groundbreaking for Mesa Grande Welcoming Center

Mesa Grande is an ancient treasure in the middle of a modern city that has created unusual interest to the public and substantial scientific significance to the archaeological profession. To enhance the experience, a groundbreaking ceremony was held today for the Mesa Grande Welcoming Center and Gathering Place. “Mesa Grande is a point of pride […]

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National Museum of Natural History hosts David Byrne in Conversation

National Museum of Natural History hosts David Byrne in Conversation

The Smithsonian Associates presents an exclusive event with musician David Byrne Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. in Baird Auditorium at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. In conversation with singer, songwriter and guitarist David Lowery, Byrne will discuss his latest book, How Music Works. Byrne is co-founder of the band Talking Heads and […]

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North Museum of Natural History & Science announces Did Dinosaurs Poop

North Museum of Natural History & Science presents Did Dinosaurs Poop, an exhibition on view from February 5, 2013. Did Dinosaurs Poop? is a new hands-on, informative exhibit for kids coming this February to the North Museum! Designed for an audience of families with children ages 4 to 10, the exhibit will present a fun, […]

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Naranjo Museum of Natural History Opens on September 8

The Naranjo Museum of Natural History will open its doors to the public on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Families, friends, media and history enthusiasts are all welcomed for the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m., 5104 South First St., Lufkin, TX. Tickets $5 for children 18 and younger, $7.50 for adults. www.naranjomuseum.org

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New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors announces 7th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show

New Mexico History Museum / Palace of the Governors presents the 7th Annual Palace Gem & Mineral Show. The event is open 10 am to 7 pm on Friday, Sept. 28; and 9 am to 4:30 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29-30. Friday, September 28 5.30 pm: Garrick Beck, “History of Fakery in Gemstones: […]

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National Zoo Opens American Trail Exhibit

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo will open the new American Trail exhibit to the public Saturday, Sept. 1, at noon. The renovated area in the extensive lower valley between Elephant Trail and Amazonia will transport visitors to the Pacific Northwest where they will come face-to-face with California sea lions and seals. The new trail is also […]

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USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum participates in Blue Star Museums program

The Prehistoric Museum, USU Eastern is participating in Blue Star Museums. The Prehistoric Museum creates understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural processes that formed the geologic, fossil and prehistoric human records found in eastern Utah. Blue Star Museums is a resource for military families that offers free admission to more than 1,600 museums across […]

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Museum Scientists Find Oldest Occurrence of Arthropods Preserved in Amber

An international team of scientists has discovered the oldest record of arthropods— invertebrate animals that include insects, arachnids, and crustaceans—preserved in amber. The specimens, one fly and two mites found in millimeter-scale droplets of amber from northeastern Italy, are about 100 million years older than any other amber arthropod ever collected. The group’s findings, which […]

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Museum of Natural History & Science offers free admission

Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museum of Natural History & Science will be open free of admission charge from August 26 through September 2, 2012. Armstrong selected CMC’s Museum of Natural History & Science to receive a moon rock from his Apollo 11 mission through a NASA ambassadors for science program in 2006. His moon rock is […]

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