Natural History

Martha: A Story of Extinction opens Dec 6 at Cincinnati Museum Center

Martha: A Story of Extinction opens Dec 6 at Cincinnati Museum Center

New exhibit explores story of extinction and lessons to save species on the brink CINCINNATI – The extinct Passenger Pigeon, once so abundant that flocks darkened the skies, is making a return to Cincinnati. Martha: A Story of Extinction uses preserved Passenger Pigeon specimens, hunting instruments, images and other animal specimens to offer insight into […]

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Rare Sumatran rhino finds new life at Cincinnati Museum

Rare Sumatran rhino finds new life at Cincinnati Museum

Cincinnati Museum Center and Cincinnati Zoo join in efforts to research and educate about endangered species CINCINNATI – A rare Sumatran rhinoceros named Ipuh has found a new home at Cincinnati Museum Center. A Cincinnati resident for nearly 22 years, Ipuh was among the oldest Sumatran rhinos living in captivity and a beloved part of […]

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Titanoboa, the Biggest Snake That Ever Roamed the Earth See it in Philadelphia Starting Feb. 14, 2015

Titanoboa, the Biggest Snake That Ever Roamed the Earth See it in Philadelphia Starting Feb. 14, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (October 14, 2014) — It is the biggest snake that ever roamed the planet, and it is coming to Philadelphia in February 2015. At 48 feet long and 2,500 pounds, Titanoboa cerrejonensis grew as long as a school bus and as heavy as a small car. It lived in very hot and humid climates […]

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Join the celebration of prehistoric animals that once roamed our region

Join the celebration of prehistoric animals that once roamed our region

Cincinnati Museum Center hosts Fossil Week October 15 – 18 CINCINNATI – Whether you’re an amateur paleontologist who can name every dinosaur from the Jurassic period or you can’t tell a trilobite from a triceratops, there’s something for everyone during Fossil Week at Cincinnati Museum Center October 15 – 18. Fossil Week features hands-on activities, […]

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Waterfowl-watching river cruise at CBMM October 24

Waterfowl-watching river cruise at CBMM October 24

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a waterfowl-watching river cruise on Friday, October 24 with Chester River Field Research Station ornithologists Dan Small and Maren Gimpel. The 90-minute cruise aboard the historic 1920 buy boat Winnie Estelle departs from CBMM at 8 a.m. for best bird watching along the Miles […]

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Friends of Big Bone announces visitor center revitalization at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Friends of Big Bone announces visitor center revitalization at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Funding from R.C. Durr Foundation allows Cincinnati Museum Center exhibits team to redesign visitor center UNION, KY – Friends of Big Bone (FOBB), Big Bone Lick State Historic Site (BBL) and Cincinnati Museum Center announce Phase 1 of the revitalization of Big Bone Lick’s visitor center through a $70,000 grant from the R.C. Durr Foundation. […]

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New aquarium opens in Duke Energy Children’s Museum June 28

New aquarium opens in Duke Energy Children’s Museum June 28

Cincinnati Museum Center welcomes collection of turtles and fish home with ribbon cutting ceremony CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center is unveiling a new aquarium in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum on Saturday, June 28. The Duke Energy Children’s Museum will be hosting family-friendly activities including watercolor mural painting from 10 – 11 a.m. before special […]

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