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Check out this Megalodon’s megawatt smile, and step inside if you dare
March 31, 2012 · 8 Comments

Meet our Megalodon! Among the 60 new mounts set to debut this summer at HMNS’ brand spanking new Paleontology Hall is this Megalodon jaw, which spans 12 feet. The Paleontology Hall was designed to be interactive, so most of the mounts were designed in action poses. Not to be left out, the jaws of this […]

Terra Cotta Take Two: The warriors are back in Warriors, Tombs and Temples, opening Friday
March 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Following the enormous success of Terra Cotta Warriors: Guardians of China’s first Emperor in 2009, the warriors are back for a new exhibit spanning three dynasties in Warriors, Tombs and Temples: China’s Enduring Legacy – opening Friday. Where Terra Cotta Warriors focused on artifacts from the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, Warriors, Tombs and Temples […]

Why James Delgado > James Cameron: See a real underwater explorer speak April 12
March 26, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

James Cameron’s got nothing on Dr. James Delgado. Although the multimillionaire and filmmaker made a historic dive Monday to a depth of 35,576 feet, it’s Delgado who headed up the historic excavation of the R.M.S. Titanic – the inspiration for that other guy’s most famous film. On the eve of the 100th anniversary of the […]

Those who can, teach: Tracking the Painted Lady life cycle with pasta
March 22, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hey there, today marks another installment of my handy how-to’s for educators. This particular activity is awesome when paired with observing Painted Lady butterflies grow and change in your classroom.  It’s a visually appealing model that represents a unique hands-on opportunity to record the stages in the life cycle of organisms in their natural environment […]

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