Natural History

Identification Day at the American Museum of Natural History

Take your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day at the American Museum of Natural History, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, first floor (Free with Museum admission), on Saturday, May 22 12:30 – 3:30 pm Museum scientists will attempt to identify your mysterious garage sale finds, basement curios, exotic souvenirs, […]

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Celebrates Anniversary With a Series of Events

The Oxford University Museum of Natural History celebrates its 150th anniversary 1860-2010 The Oxford University Museum of Natural History has played an important role in the development of science and culture. It was in the museum in 1860 that the celebrated debate on Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species took place between the Bishop of Oxford, […]

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Hot Results on Cool Galaxies: Astronomy Lecture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The lecture, “Hot Results on Cool Galaxies: The Hidden Universe Revealed,” will be on Thursday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 2559 Puesta del Sol in Santa Barbara. Tickets are $8 for museum members, and $10 for non-members. Advance tickets are not available and there are no reservations for this event. […]

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New Moth Presented to The Natural History Museum

A specimen of a recently discovered micro-moth, found only in the UK, is being presented to The Natural History Museum. The moth named Ectoedemia heckfordi after its discoverer, amateur naturalist Bob Heckford is only found on oak saplings within Hembury Woods in Devon, a site managed by the National Trust. Mr Heckford is presenting the […]

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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Announces Expansion Plans

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County announced today a $30 million plan to create an expansive North Campus on the Museum site in Exposition Park: 3.5 acres of urban wilderness experiences and exhibits, serving as a new front yard for the Museum, and a new nature destination in the heart of Los Angeles. […]

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Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration Exhibition at the New York State Museum

ALBANY, NY – “Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration” opens April 12 at the New York State Museum, showcasing world-class, juried artwork by top illustrators from 13 countries. This exhibition, on view through October 31 in the Photography Gallery, will feature 93 natural history illustrations, representing the work of 73 illustrators from the U.S., […]

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Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation Announces Support for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Piedmont Natural Gas today announced support for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences’ new Nature Research Center, currently under construction in Raleigh, through a $250,000 Environmental Grant from the Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation. The grant was given to Dr. Betsy Bennett, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, during a special check […]

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