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The Secret Life of Science Museums

If you've ever visited a natural history museum and wandered past towering dinosaur skeletons and wild animals in display cases, you might be surprised to know that you probably saw just a fraction of the treasures held in that facility. Show More Summary

University of Washington paleontologists discover major T. rex fossil

Paleontologists with the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the University of Washington have discovered a Tyrannosaurus rex, including a very complete skull. The find, which paleontologists estimate to be about 20 percent of the animal, includes vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones. read more

Scientists at Smithsonian Accidently Discover New Species of Ancient Dolphin

A fossil forgotten for over 60 years in a storehouse of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History appears to be the remnant of an undiscovered species of an ancient dolphin that lived millions of years ago.

Readers: Aquarium A Good Fit For Union Station

I’ve never been to an aquarium before, but I know they’re popular attractions.  We recently spent the day at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History, next to their Shedd Aquarium.  Shedd’s ticket prices range from $8/adult ($6/child) to $54.95/adult ($45.95/child). I assume most but the $37.95/28.95 “total experience” ticket, it allows...

The 14 Gayest Things at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Museum display or lesbian bed and breakfast? The post The 14 Gayest Things at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County appeared first on Autostraddle.

New species of extinct river dolphin discovered in Smithsonian collection

A fossil that has been in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History since it was discovered in 1951 is today helping scientists piece together the evolutionary history of whales and dolphins, including the origins of the endangered South Asian river dolphin. read more

World's Best Natural History Museums

From cabinets of curiosities to massive institutions, curios, oddities, and specimens offer visitors a connection to exotic, unknown worlds. Museum-goers travel through exhibits with the sense that only thing that separates them from the natural world is glass and time. Show More Summary

Bug collecting: Mapping North American groups of plant-feeding insects

Amateur and professional entomologists are experts at their own version of Pokémon Go. After all, part of their job is to search for and collect rare insect species that are stored in the archives of natural history museums.

The Natural History Museum's taxidermy is super creepy. Bring your kids!

The National Museum of Natural History is full of wonders, but if you're squeamish, avoid the strangled kitten exhibit.

Largest exhibition in the U.S. dedicated to exploring Pterosaurs on view in L.A.

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is presenting the largest exhibition in the United Sates dedicated to exploring these incredibly diverse winged reptiles?and the first back-boned animals to evolve powered flight?known as pterosaurs. Show More Summary

Brush up against the colourful limitations of our vision

A mysterious world awaits at London's Natural History Museum, where the new exhibition Colour and Vision reminds us of the odd history of our visual system

Forget Sharks. It’s Giant Boars That’ll Get You at the Beach!

Everybody worries about sharks now when they go to the beach. That’s ridiculous. According to the Florida Museum of Natural History, which has zero interest in anything but the unbiased truth, you are more likely to die from fireworks, being hit by a train, or exposure to heat or cold. Show More Summary

Our Spectral Vision: A new light work by Liz West at Natural History Museum in London

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

British artist Liz West has created a new light installation Our Spectral Vision for the exhibition Colour and Vision: Through the Eyes of Nature presented at the Natural History Museum in London, UK. Our Spectral Vision invites visitors to explore their relationship with colour and our understanding of how we see it. Show More Summary

Dorr Museum of Natural History in Bar Harbor, Maine

Ever wonder what the filters of a whale’s mouth feels like? At the Dorr Museum of Natural History in Maine, you can brush your fingers through a whale baleen bristles. Please touch. That’s the philosophy at the Dorr Museum—a space filled...Show More Summary

A Glowing Hall of Rainbows Samples Nature's Best Colors

Inspired by color theory and specimens from the Natural History Museum in London, Liz West's 'Our Spectral Vision' installation bursts with light.

A Digital Portal Into Distant Cultures

The American Museum of Natural History has installed a 7-foot kiosk with a touch screen in the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians.

"Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson" opens at the Bruce Museum

last monthArts : Artdaily

Artist Francesca Anderson specializes in capturing natural history in her exquisite illustrations of plants and wildlife. Twenty of her scratchboard and pen-and-ink drawings will be on view in the exhibition Flora and Fauna: Drawings by Francesca Anderson at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. Show More Summary

5 things to do: SAY WHAT? Variety Fundraiser

Saturday, July 16, 2016 Fernbank Forest Bird Walk at Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Researchers Say Dinosaurs Didn’t Roar, They Cooed

It’s a staple of every children’s book and natural history museum exhibition-not to mention every single incarnation of Jurassic Park: dinosaurs unleashed fearsome roars. But, according to one new study, they may actually have been far more softly spoken, and communicated through closed lip ‘coos’. Yes, coos....

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