January 17–18: Butterflies, Scientific Illustrations, and More!
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It’s shaping up to be a chilly weekend in the city. So take a break from the cold and rain in the Butterfly Conservatory, a tropical vivarium filled with lush, blooming flowers and more than 500 free-flying butterflies.
Discover remarkable scientific illustrations spanning 400 years in Natural Histories, an exhibition about the vital role illustrations have played in scientific discovery.
For centuries, illustration has been a way to “preserve” specimens by capturing their essential characteristics for future study. Find out how specimens are prepared for a long life in the Museum’s collections today in the latest episode of Shelf Life: Six Ways to Prepare a Coelacanth.
See the Museum’s latest exhibition, Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease. Presented in collaboration with The Carter Center, Countdown to Zero highlights efforts to eradicate devastating diseases including Guinea worm disease, polio, river blindness, and malaria.