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Shark Week turns 25: Our six ways to celebrate

It's the most wonderful time of the year, guys and gals: Shark Week is back. After falling deep down the wormhole of the Summer Olympics (or as we like to call it, the Swimmer Olympics), it's nice to have something else sleek and muscular to watch in the water. So in honor of this horrific holiday season of sorts, here are six ways to celebrate Shark Week, starting Sunday, August 12: 1. Make a ridiculous watermelon sculpture, and try not…

Paleontological Pandemonium! It’s happening: Read on

Listen, we need to talk. We have something to tell you, and it's going to change things. Are you sitting down? Okay. OUR BRAND SPANKING NEW, HUGEMONGOUS, YEARS-IN-THE-MAKING NEW HALL OF PALEONTOLOGY OPENS JUNE 2. Hayyy! Ohhhh! Hayyy! Paleooo! Phew, we feel better getting that off our chests! With all of our prep work, all of our research and all of our behind-the-scenes sneaking, we're relieved to finally get to share with you all that we've been working on. Here's…

Members…And Monsters! [The Prehistoric Kind]

This summer is still swinging (17 straight days of 100+ temps make that fact hard to forget) - but we're already looking forward to summer 2012! Why? Because that's when our new paleontology hall opens! To get ready, we previewed the new hall this summer with a series of member events - each one featured a different dinosaur that will take up residence in the new wing next year. Associate Curator of Paleontology David Temple shows an HMNS volunteer around…

Sharks are our friends!

photo credit: hermanusbackpackers When I was in fifth grade, I was all about sharks. My favorite book was about sharks; my father even woke me up on school nights to see the shark specials on TV. I didn’t realize then that my 10 year old peers did not share my love or fascination with these creatures of the deep. Now, however, I do see that people are unnecessarily afraid of sharks. I think it’s about time a few more people…

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