Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! Would you like a chair? Sure. Is there one? – Grab that red one. I’ll grab the… Hoo. We know more about Mars anymore than we Read more…

Bill Nye Destroys Noah’s Ark

Bill Nye: “Mr. Ham and his followers have this remarkable view of a worldwide flood that somehow influenced everything we observed in nature. A 500 foot wooden boat, eight zookeepers for 14,000 individual animals. Every land plant in the world underwater for a full year. I ask us all is that really reasonable? You’ll hear Read more…

Museum of Zoology reopens thanks to mammoth volunteer effort!

So my name’s Charis and I worked here first as a volunteer and then as a Museum Technician for a few months. So today we’re standing in the Whale Hall of the new museum. So this whale was originally hung outside the museum and it’s been brought in as part of the future for the Read more…

Museum of Comparative Zoology | Wikipedia audio article

The Museum of Comparative Zoology, full name “The Louis Agassiz Museum of Comparative Zoology”, often abbreviated simply to “MCZ”, is the zoology museum located on the grounds of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is one of three natural history research museums at Harvard whose public face is the Harvard Museum of Natural History. Harvard Read more…

Tales From the Cryptic Species – Shelf Life #16

[MUSIC PLAYS]>>EVON HEKKALA: I like to think of myself as a creative thinker about museum collections. [SWITCH CLICK, ELECTRIC SIZZLE]>>HEKKALA: I was doing my dissertation research on crocodiles, and I started to collect data. [SCRAPING]>>HEKKALA: And as I started collecting DNA, I realized that there were a lot of places where you couldn’t get samples Read more…

A Day at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum!

– I’m Coyote Peterson, and today we’re going behind the scenes at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. (fast drum beating music) – This morning we made the beautiful drive across the Sonoran Desert to arrive in Tucson Mountain Park, which is home to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, established in 1952, by William Carr and Arthur Pack. Read more…

The Philip L. Wright Zoological Museum

I love cats. Everybody asks me if I have a cat and I say no but I do have a fluffy orange boyfriend named Mr. Howell. My name is Emily Graslie and I am the volunteer curatorial assistant here at the University of Montana Zoological Museum In this room alone we have about 21,000 specimens. Read more…

Watch Flesh-Eating Beetles Strip Bodies to the Bone | Deep Look

Death and decomposition are the parts of our biology we try hardest to forget. But to study life, you’ve got to look death in the face. And try, if you can, to contain it… The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley has mastered the art of preserving dead things. They call this the library Read more…

Chicago Adventure, Part Three: Little Skeletons

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! Because of the nature of the collection we have all of these old, wild-caught specimens and you can put a zoo specimen of the same species Read more…

Chicago Adventure, Part Six: The Spice of Life

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! So, uh, how we pickle specimens is first, we take a tissue sample and we’ll make just like a small incision in the belly and squeeze Read more…