Lonesome George, the world-famous Pinta Island tortoise who was the last of his kind when he died in June 2012, will be preserved in consultation with Museum scientists and will be on display at the Museum for a limited time starting this winter before he is returned to the Galápagos.
In 1869, the year the Museum was incorporated, the Trustees turned to the critical task of building its collections. Within a few months, they sent Daniel Giraud Elliot, a noted ornithologist and naturalist, and Museum Trustee William T. Blodgett to negotiate the purchase of “certain collections of specimens in Natural History” in Europe.
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In June, Museum Curator John Sparks was trained in the Exosuit, a next-generation atmospheric diving system, at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts.
For the October 8 lunar eclipse, observers in the eastern U.S. might be able to see the rising sun and setting full moon simultaneously thanks to Earth's atmosphere.
This weekend come to Museum to discover an array of animals whose evolutionary history began more than 200 million years ago.
Through January 5, 2015
Through October 12, 2014
Through Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, April 5, 2014, through Sunday, January 4, 2015