Oh, just another day in the life of exhibits: Installation in pictures (with inanimate commentary)

July 24, 2012

Done any home improvement projects lately? Us, too! This Monday we installed two new nautical creatures in the new Hall of Paleontology, and we documented one of the installs for you fine people.


DSC_0002Know what he is? He’s a ginormous Eurypterid, otherwise known as a sea scorpion. We don’t know about y’all, but we’re pretty glad these thingers are extinct. I mean, he’s a whopper (and he looks angry):


Associate Curator of Paleontology David Temple was on-hand for the install. Here he is giving Eury a pep-talk. We imagine he’s saying something like “No, your chelicerae don’t look big in this sling.”

DSC_0017You’ve got to have velvet hands to be a handy-man at HMNS. Eury, meanwhile, is #overit.


Up, up and away!

DSC_0029Buckle up, Eury. You’re about to go for a ride.

DSC_0041“Do you even know what you’re doing?”

DSC_0071And finally, we’re finished!


Come meet Eury for yourself at the new Hall of Paleontology. We’re open late today (Tuesday) — ’til 8 p.m.!

Authored By Caroline Gallay

Caroline was the Digital Media Editor at HMNS from 2012 to 2013. She was responsible for telling the Museum’s story online. You could find Caroline on the site profiling characters around the museum and making sure you knew what the what was going on around this crazy/awesome place.

3 responses to “Oh, just another day in the life of exhibits: Installation in pictures (with inanimate commentary)”

  1. EdT. says:

    Must. Find. And. Photograph. Sea Scorpion. (Maybe this weekend!)


  2. EdT. says:

    So, what was the other critter (the squid-like thing with the pointed shell)? Trying to tag my photos.


  3. Caroline says:

    We are calling it a crinoid! There is some more info here: http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/echinodermata/crinoidea.html

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