Tag Archives: National Museum of Natural History

Lilycove at Shady Grove


Lilycove is not actually a real place anywhere near the Shady Grove Metro. Lilycove is a fictional city (with an art museum called the Lilycove Museum) in the imaginary world of Pokémon. The imaginary world of Pokémon, meanwhile, has recently … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Flowers and Flutterbies


Do you like to recharge in exhibits of pretty living things from the natural world? Here are photographs from recent visits to the National Museum of Natural History: * February’s blog theme is Visitor Motivations.

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Aquatic Life on Display


It is a challenging and exciting time for aquariums. For one thing, audiences’ expanding concern for animal rights and animal welfare forces aquariums and zoos to grapple with ethical questions. There was once a time when the mere entertainment value … Continue reading

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Museum Education Students’ Museum Field Trips: First Semester


Museum education students spend a lot of time thinking about museum field trips – typically, the visits undertaken by busloads of schoolchildren. But what about the museum education students themselves? In the Museum Education Program at George Washington University, we … Continue reading

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RACE: Are We So Different? – Exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History


I had been wanting to see the exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? since I first heard of it a year ago, back when the traveling exhibition was in California, Iowa, and Minnesota. My recent visit to see it at … Continue reading

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“A collection of items that everyone can actually identify with”


I recently read about Croatia’s new Museum of Broken Relationships, which I expect will have no trouble continuing to expand its collection of objects people don’t want anymore because the objects are bitter reminders of an ex. One line in … Continue reading

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