Natural History

Museum of the Rockies Hosts Fossil Festival

The Museum of the Rockies is hosting a Fossil Festival on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:30–6pm. Join MOR in celebrating National Fossil Day. Children ages 5-12 can become a “Junior Paleontologist” and receive an official badge or certificate from the National Park Service by completing fossil activities. Explore the ways that paleontologists work, learn about […]

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National Museum of Natural History Symposium Takes a Look at How the Age of Man Has Created an Age of Change

National Museum of Natural History Symposium Takes a Look at How the Age of Man Has Created an Age of Change

“The Anthropocene: Planet Earth in the Age of Humans,” will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, from 9:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. National Museum of Natural History The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome, but space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] to […]

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Ocean Fishes Exhibit Imparts Conservation Message On View at the Academy of Natural Sciences

James Prosek has had a personal experience with each of the saltwater fish he has painted and hand-picked for a new exhibit opening Oct. 13 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. “You could even call each one a self-portrait,” said the Connecticut naturalist, artist and fisherman whose latest book, Ocean Fishes: Paintings […]

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Florida Museum of Natural History Museum receives grant to digitize invertebrate collections

Florida Museum of Natural History Museum recently received a National Science Foundation grant of $339,000 to further digitize the department’s collection, one of the nation’s largest. The three-year, $339,000 award funds digitization of “relinquished collections” outside researchers have given the museum for research and curation. Located on the University of Florida campus, the Florida Museum […]

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Florida Museum of Natural History opens Water. Discovering and Sharing Solutions

Florida Museum of Natural History presents Water. Discovering and Sharing Solutions, an exhibition on view from September 29 through Jan. 2, 2013. Covering about 70 percent of the world, water plays a critical role in life. Florida Museum of Natural History visitors will soon be able to learn how our daily actions impact the water […]

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Virginia Living Museum reopens after flood

The Virginia Living Museum has reopened after a recent flood. From Aug. 28 through Labor Day, general museum admission will be $5 off ($12 adults/$8 children) and planetarium shows will be free (limited seating). Because restoration work involves the entire lower level of the building, the museum has cancelled the first session of children’s programs […]

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McClung Museum presents Celebrating the Tercentennial of Mark Catesby

McClung Museum presents Celebrating the Tercentennial of Mark Catesby, an exhibition on view from September 21, 2012. To commemorate the arrival of Mark Catesby’s arrival in the New World 300 years ago, the Museum will exhibit prints by this famed naturalist. The Museum’s selection of Catesby prints has grown significantly, and this exhibit of 52 […]

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