Naturalist, explorer, and taxidermist Carl Akeley, who pioneered habitat dioramas and advocated for conservation, was born 152 years ago today.
The Museum-hosted Healthy Microbiome Project aims to help the public understand that microbes aren't just "germs," and that many play important roles in human health and well-being.
This weekend, the Museum kicks off the Healthy Microbiome Project—an exciting scientific study to find out more about the microbes that make, and keep, us all healthy, and you're invited to participate.
Not all fossil discoveries take place at far-flung locations. This weekend, Museum scientists can help to identify your discoveries, whether they were made across the globe or right in your own backyard.