UCSC Museum of Natural History Collections holds open house

November 22, 2013

This sounds like it could be cool.

From the UC Santa Cruz website:

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The UC Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History Collections will hold an open house on today until 5 p.m. and the tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

It takes place at the┬áScience and Engineering Library’s Ching-Yi Dougherty Reading Room on the UCSC campus. Admission is free and free parking will be available Saturday at the┬áCore West Parking Structure.

The theme for this year’s open house is “Skins and Bones.”

“The museum will highlight the combined collections of the museum’s many specimens of vertebrate animals, as well as the Anthropology Department’s osteological collections. These collections are an invaluable resource for understanding local biodiversity and are used by many classes and researchers on campus.

Also on display will be the renowned Gerhard Ringel butterfly and moth collection; many mounted specimens from local master taxidermist Richard Gurnee; fresh fall fungus specimens; exhibits created by undergraduate environmental studies students; and much more.”

 

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