Natural History

National Museum of Natural History announces The Deep Sea: Life in Extreme Environments and Exploitation of Natural Resource

National Museum of Natural History announces The Deep Sea: Life in Extreme Environments and Exploitation of Natural Resource

The National Museum of Natural History will host “The Deep Sea: Life in Extreme Environments and Exploitation of Natural Resources” July 19 as part of the series “Changing Tides: A Series of Ocean Discussions.” Charles Fisher, professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University, will be interviewed by the museum’s Dave Pawson, the curator of echinoderms […]

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National Museum of the American Indian Hosts Living Earth Festival

The National Museum of the American Indian hosts the third annual Living Earth Festival on Friday, July 20, through Sunday, July 22. This year’s festival features an organic farmers market, an outdoor cooking competition, music and dance performances, hands-on workshops about gardening, goat cheese and basketry, as well as discussions about the impact of climate […]

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Sam Noble Museum of Natural History presents Chinasaurs exhibition

Sam Noble Museum of Natural History presents Chinasaurs. an exhibition on view through September 16. Chinasaurs features a variety of rare and extraordinary creatures. Complementing the dinosaurs are fossil dinosaur eggs and nests, along with numerous bones of the Jurassic plant-eating Lufengosaurus and the Cretaceous plant-eating Psittacosaurus. Video presentations, maps, signage and artwork provide further […]

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Carnegie Museum of Art announces Natural History exhibition

Carnegie Museum of Art announces Natural History exhibition

Carnegie Museum of Art presents Natural History, an exhibition on view July 28, 2012–October 14, 2012. Florian Maier-Aichen, German, b. 1973; Untitled, 2005, chromogenic print; Joseph Soffer Family Trust Fund Natural History brings together a wide range of contemporary art from the museum’s permanent collection to explore artists’ engagement with nature, landscape, and the built […]

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Academy of Natural Sciences presents Unfrozen in Time – New Sound Installation Brings Historic Dioramas to Life

Academy of Natural Sciences presents Unfrozen in Time – New Sound Installation Brings Historic Dioramas to Life

An odd harmony of animal sounds fills the natural history museum’s North American Hall, where, normally, the moose reigns majestically and the grizzly bear ogles its fresh kill—in dead silence. The Academy of Natural Sciences, Photo by Will Klein A new art installation that opened this week at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel […]

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Bruce Museum opens Seaside Center

Bruce Museum opens Seaside Center

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich has opened it’s Seaside Center, located at the Town of Greenwich’s Innis Arden Cottage on Greenwich Point, the Seaside Center is an environmental and cultural facility at which programs that explore the shore and sound on one of the East Coast’s most scenic coastlines are offered. Bruce Museum Seaside Center […]

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Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center Opens

Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center Opens

The Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center opened at the Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park on June 16. Dickinson Fossil Heritage Center The new 1,520-square-foot center features educational exhibits and activity areas, including a fossil dig area and fossil bone puzzles to engage children. It also features exhibits focused on petrified wood and the rivers of […]

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Archives of American Gardens Receives APGA Award

Archives of American Gardens Receives APGA Award

The Smithsonian’s Institution’s Archives of American Gardens, which is managed by Smithsonian Gardens, recently received the American Public Gardens Association Award for Program Excellence. This annual award recognizes exemplary public garden programming that has been a pioneer in a discipline related to public horticultural institutions. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens The AAG is a […]

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Smithsonian Regent Gifts $10 Million to Endow the Director’s Position at the National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Regent Gifts $10 Million to Endow the Director’s Position at the National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Regent Roger Sant and his wife Vicki have made a gift of $10 million to endow the director’s position at the National Museum of Natural History and support the museum’s research and public engagement initiatives. The gift comes through the Sants’ foundation—The Summit Fund of Washington—which is dedicated to improving life in the National […]

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