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Don’t Miss Your Daily Dose of Science

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While the Museum will be closed on Thursday, December 25, you can still stay connected.

Delve deep inside the Museum collections in the new series Shelf Life. This month’s episode features Herpetology Curator Darrel Frost discussing the importance of classification.  


Finish the year off with the Twelve Days of Taxonomy on the Museum’s Tumblr blog. Check back for a new post every day through Thursday, January 1. 

Twelve Days of Taxonomy 1
Pierre Belon’s L’histoire de la nature des oyseaux (1555) includes this illustration of Alectoris rufa, the Red-legged partridge. The Museum’s Rare Book Collection contains this and other classics of scientific classification.
Image via: Biodiversity Heritage Library 

Should you find yourself longing to visit the dinosaurs on the Museum’s fourth floor while the Museum is closed Christmas Day, let your fingers do the walking and learn how to make an origami dinosaur. 

The Museum will reopen on Friday, December 26, at 10 am.