Natural History

Natural History Museum Butterfly Explorers Exhibition

London’s Natural History Museum’s “Butterfly Explorers” exhibition opens Apr 8 through Sep 26 2010, featuring examples of butterflies from all over the world offering visitors the chance to learn how they live in different climates. Four different habitat zones will be represented in the Butterfly Explorers display: South America, North America, Asia and Africa. Visitors […]

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Creation Museum receives Star of Tourism Award

PETERSBURG, Ky., – The Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau last night awarded the Creation Museum the “Star of Tourism” award, its top annual honor, recognizing the museum’s contribution in attracting visitors to the region. Museum co-founder and CCO Mark Looy was on hand at the Bureau’s 2009 Annual Meeting to accept the award on […]

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Museum of Nature & Science Announces Oldest Bird Fossils in North America

The Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas recently announced the discovery of the oldest definitive bird fossils yet recorded in North America, an enantiornithine bird from the lower Middle Cenomanian (approximately 96 million years before present) of Texas. The specimens found near Grapevine Lake were recently published in one of the profession’s foremost publications, […]

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Old Capitol Museum and Museum of Natural History to Launch New Exhibits

Two new exhibits offered by the Old Capitol Museum and Museum of Natural History will open Thursday, March 25, at the Old Capitol Museum. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the first floor rotunda of Old Capitol Two new exhibits offered […]

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Zoological Society of London New Exhibit Preview

Press preview of Rainforest Life, at ZSL London Zoo, Thursday March 25th 2010 at 10am. London’s only living rainforest, built by zookeepers and housed inside a giant bio-dome, will be a vast breeding facility for free-roaming monkeys, sloths, birds and bugs. With real rain and living trees this tropical rainforest replica in the middle of […]

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Early Terrestrial Amphibian Described by Carnegie Museum of Natural History Scientists

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvani – A team of researchers from Carnegie Museum of Natural History has described a new genus and species of carnivorous amphibian from western Pennsylvania. The fossil skull, found in 2004 near Pittsburgh International Airport, was recovered from rocks deposited approximately 300 million years ago during the Late Pennsylvanian Period. Named Fedexia striegeli, it […]

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New Exhibition Hall Devoted to Human Origins Opens at The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

A new exhibition hall dedicated to the discovery and understanding of human origins opens March 17 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Based on decades of cutting-edge research by Smithsonian scientists, the David H. Koch (pronounced “coke”) Hall of Human Origins will open to the public in a special preview from noon to […]

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