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Special Exhibit

Nature's Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters

November 15, 2014 - August 9, 2015

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From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters uncovers the causes of these natural disasters, explores the consequences, and examines how people cope and adapt in their aftermath. The exhibition features compelling interactive displays and animations to help visitors understand how natural phenomena occur. By monitoring earthquakes around the world in real time, manipulating a model earthquake fault, generating a virtual volcano, standing within the center of a roaring tornado, and watching the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City, visitors will learn how scientists are helping to make better predictions, plan responses, and prepare for future events.

The exhibition is overseen by Edmond A. Mathez, curator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters was originally created by The Field Museum, Chicago, with additional content developed by the American Museum of Natural History.

Nature’s Fury is proudly sponsored by Travelers.

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