"The goal of the exhibit is ... to recreate, within the walls of the Museum, the wonder of encountering nature in all its beauty and in doing so, nurturing an appreciation for and an understanding of these often endangered ecosystems and their associated flora and fauna."
- Steve Quinn, Senior Project Manager, Exhibition Department
The resources below describe the role of art and the artist in presenting scientific information to the public.
What makes a great diorama? Learn how this museum artist had to develop new techniques in order to create background paintings.
Now you can gaze at your favorite museum diorama anytime you want, night or day. Grab your crayons, and create a shoe-box replica of A Wading Bird Rookery, The Olympic Rain Forest, or A Giant Cactus Forest.