paleontology

Paleontology

5 Of The Biggest Objects On Display At HMNS
May 16, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is a huge place full of things both big and small. When I used to guide public tours through our exhibit halls, I used to always stress that size does not determine an object’s importance. Sometimes the tiniest artifacts, the most minuscule fossil specimens can change everything we know about their respective fields. But […]

Mutant Fossil at HMNS!
April 27, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Walliserops trifurcatus is a weird looking creature. It’s a Trilobite, which is a kind of Arthropod that existed in great numbers from the Cambrian period (541 million years ago)to the end of the Permian (about 250 million years ago), long before dinosaurs evolved. They were so prolific, and there were so many species of trilobites […]

The Founding Father And The Ficticious Feline: The Story Of Thomas Jefferson And His Mis-Identified Sloth
April 13, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

Eremotherium, the species of giant ground sloth that we have on display in our Hall of Paleontology, roamed North America 20,000 years ago.  Thomas Jefferson, the great statesman who celebrates his 274th birthday today, roamed North America 200 years ago. It may seem like a stretch to connect the two, but in fact it was […]

5 Of The Rarest Objects On Display At HMNS
April 11, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

HMNS is home to 11 permanent exhibit halls that house many wonderful and rare things. Even if you’ve visited our museum several times, we can guarantee you’ll always find something new to see! Next time you stop by HMNS, see if you can spot these five extremely rare items that are on display.   Moon Rock Just […]



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