Natural History

Carnegie Museum of Art Trees Take On World’s Fair Flair

For the 51st year, the museum’s Hall of Architecture will dazzle visitors with seven grand, 20-foot trees, flanking the museum’s perennial favorite, the Neapolitan presepio, a beautiful 18th-century Nativity. Each tree will be stylishly decorated in the theme of world’s fairs, celebrating Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851–1939, now on […]

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National Museum of Natural History To Display World’s Largest Cut Aquamarine, the Dom Pedro

The National Museum of Natural History will permanently display the Dom Pedro Aquamarine, which is the largest single piece of cut-gem aquamarine in the world, beginning Dec. 6. It joins an illustrious cast of famous gemstones already on exhibit in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals such as the Hope Diamond […]

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Spidernaut finds home at the National Museum of Natural History’s Insect Zoo

A jumping spider of the species Phidippus johnsoni recently returned from a 100-day stay in space, en route to and as a resident aboard the International Space Station. She is the first jumping spider to return from space and successfully readjust to life on Earth. The Museum of Natural History’s director and associate director will […]

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents Whales | Tohora

Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents Whales | Tohora

Cleveland Museum of Natural History presents Whales | Tohora, an exhibition on view through January 27, 2013. Whales | Tohorā is an experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures. Whale Cleveland Museum of Natural History Featuring a massive 17.8 meter fully articulated sperm whale skeleton, […]

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Rochester Museum and Science Center Exhibits Largest T rex Ever Unearthed

The Rochester Museum and Science Center is displaying the largest, most complete and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered in a new traveling exhibit. So big, in fact, that six ceiling tiles in the RMSC Riedman Gallery need to be removed in order to fit the massive cast skeletal structure. The hands-on exhibit, called A T. […]

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American Museum of Natural History opens Our Global Kitchen

American Museum of Natural History presents Our Global Kitchen, an exhibition on view November 17, 2012 – August 11, 2013. Take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our […]

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum announces Christmas in the Barrio, with Patricia Preciado Martin

The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum announces Christmas in the Barrio, with Patricia Preciado Martin on Dec 4, 2012. Visit barrios, markets, historic sites and more for a glimpse of Tucson’s rich Mexican history and Christmas traditions with noted author/oral historian Patricia Preciado Martin. Martin’s treasured stories are rooted in oral histories she collected during decades of […]

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