Natural History

Ecology cruises aboard Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Ecology cruises aboard Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

On Tuesday, June 19, from 10–11:30am, children and adults are invited to join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum educators aboard buyboat Winnie Estelle for an up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. The cruise will be offered again on Thursday, July 12, from 1–2:30pm, and Wednesday, Aug. 8 from […]

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Museum of Flight Exhibit Looks at Seeds of Flight

Museum of Flight Exhibit Looks at Seeds of Flight

SEATTLE – The Museum’s latest exhibit, Strangers to These Lands, examines a specific history of flight in the natural world-the fascinating story of avian-assisted seed distribution. The exhibit traces historic accounts dating back to the Middle Ages of tropical coconuts appearing in temperate Europe, aided by a unique symbiotic relationship with the common European barn […]

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Museum of Flight Recognizes NASA Climate Day

Museum of Flight Recognizes NASA Climate Day

SEATTLE – NASA, The Glenda Project, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, University of Washington SPACE Ambassadors, University of Washington Atmospheric Science Outreach and EarthGames will be at the Museum on April 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to celebrate NASA Climate Day and help the general public address climate change based upon informed decisions and […]

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Famous Museum Dioramas Will Get Major Face-Lift, Public Can Watch Starting Mid-February

Famous Museum Dioramas Will Get Major Face-Lift, Public Can Watch Starting Mid-February

For nearly 90 years, the realistic animal habitat scenes of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University have captivated generations of visitors. Now two of the oldest and rarest ones will undergo a total renovation for the first time, and the public can watch the action unfold. From mid-February through April, conservators and artists […]

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Cincinnati Museum Center to publish memoirs of wildlife artist John A. Ruthven

Cincinnati Museum Center to publish memoirs of wildlife artist John A. Ruthven

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC) announced it will be publishing the memoirs of John A. Ruthven, one of the nation’s foremost wildlife artists. The memoirs are due out in fall 2019. “In my lifetime, Cincinnati Museum Center and its predecessor organizations have been instrumental in helping me pursue and realize the dreams I had […]

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Big Bone Lick completes mammoth 3 year revitalization of visitor center at Cincinnati Museum Center

Big Bone Lick completes mammoth 3 year revitalization of visitor center at Cincinnati Museum Center

UNION, KY – The Big Bone Lick State Historic Site is celebrating the completion of a four-year revitalization of the visitor center. The mammoth undertaking was spearheaded by the Friends of Big Bone in partnership with Big Bone Lick State Historic Site and Cincinnati Museum Center (CMC). Completed in three phases, the visitor center makeover […]

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Living oyster bed created at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Living oyster bed created at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., now has its own living oyster bed, thanks to a generous donation from a local oyster farm dedicated to building a sustainable oyster population in the Miles River. Mudgies Oyster Farm donated the oysters and labor to CBMM to help build a foundation for a living […]

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