Intrigued by arachnids? There is more time to visit the Museum's Spiders Alive!; the exhibition will now remain open through the holidays, until Sunday, January 6.
Ross MacPhee, a curator in the Museum's Department of Mammalogy, served as the supervising curator for the stunningly restored Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals. Learn more about him and his work in a video from amnh.tv.
After more than a year of restoration work, the classic habitat dioramas in the Hall of North American Mammals, which reopens this Saturday, seem more vibrant and realistic than ever. Below, the last in a series of posts on new science behind the hall, this one on the diorama of the Alaska brown bear, found at the heart of the Hall of North American Mammals.
Ever since his childhood, Theodore Roosevelt had a sharp eye for natural history and a love for the outdoors. When he became President in 1901, he was poised to use his lifelong passion for wildlife and wilderness to direct public policy; while in office, he launched programs that would eventually protect 230 million acres of land.