Natural History

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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Virginia Living Museum closed due to flooding

Virginia Living Museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Aug. 25, 26 and 27) due to an early morning flash flood. Water came over the museum’s floodgates, inundating the entire lower level of the main museum building and the Wason Education Center early Saturday morning. No museum animals were harmed. The purpose of the […]

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum presents Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum presents Natural History of the Sonoran Desert

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum presents Natural History of the Sonoran Desert a two-day natural history course on Oct 20, 2012 – Oct 21, 2012. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Through indoor lectures and outdoor hikes, both on the museum grounds as well as in the Tucson Mountains, the museum covers the following topics: definition of a desert biome, […]

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Florida Museum of Natural History scientists find 87 eggs in largest python from Everglades

University of Florida researchers curating a 17-foot-7-inch Burmese python, the largest found in Florida, discovered 87 eggs in the snake, also a state record. Scientists at the Florida Museum of Natural History on the UF campus examined the internal anatomy of the 164.5-pound snake Friday. The animal was brought to the Florida Museum from Everglades […]

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