That Museum Guy

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Aug 20

naturalmomma:

Dear creationists: Those “intermediate” fossils you’re always asking for? You can see a lot of them at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. ;)

Best days of my life were working here.

(via thedragoninmygarage)


Aug 18
amnhnyc:

This #MuseumMonday, we’re featuring the Ellsworth Corridor. 
This area on the Museum’s first floor just off the Grand Gallery celebrates a relatively unsung hero of polar exploration: the American Lincoln Ellsworth. His bust graces the back wall of the narrow hallway, while the display cases on either side contain artifacts detailing Ellsworth’s efforts to become the first man to fly across both polar continents, a feat he accomplished in 1935 when he crossed the Antarctic in his plane Polar Star. Ten years earlier, Ellsworth’s first attempt to fly over the North Pole teamed him with Norwegian Roald Amundsen, whose earlier overland competition with British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole is chronicled in the Museum’s traveling exhibition Race to the End of the Earth. Through the special relationship between Amundsen and Ellsworth, the Museum Library’s Memorabilia Collection came to possess items the Norwegian explorer carried with him on his quest to reach the South Pole, including a sledge, chronometer, binoculars, shotgun, and a tin cup from the ship Fram, which are featured in the corridor.
Explore other halls on this #MuseumMonday!

amnhnyc:

This #MuseumMonday, we’re featuring the Ellsworth Corridor. 

This area on the Museum’s first floor just off the Grand Gallery celebrates a relatively unsung hero of polar exploration: the American Lincoln Ellsworth. His bust graces the back wall of the narrow hallway, while the display cases on either side contain artifacts detailing Ellsworth’s efforts to become the first man to fly across both polar continents, a feat he accomplished in 1935 when he crossed the Antarctic in his plane Polar Star. Ten years earlier, Ellsworth’s first attempt to fly over the North Pole teamed him with Norwegian Roald Amundsen, whose earlier overland competition with British Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott to reach the South Pole is chronicled in the Museum’s traveling exhibition Race to the End of the Earth. Through the special relationship between Amundsen and Ellsworth, the Museum Library’s Memorabilia Collection came to possess items the Norwegian explorer carried with him on his quest to reach the South Pole, including a sledge, chronometer, binoculars, shotgun, and a tin cup from the ship Fram, which are featured in the corridor.

Explore other halls on this #MuseumMonday!


Jul 29
Izzy says relax

Izzy says relax


first-kiss-since-45:

vikadi:

set of nostalgia drawings by gabriel picolo. i don’t think i have enough space on my tumblr for all his works that i’d like to post.

these are incredible

(via africant)


Jul 25
Grow your own air freshener. Much mint, very sage. Wow. Ps: you’ll also preserve your herbs via air drying.

Grow your own air freshener. Much mint, very sage. Wow. Ps: you’ll also preserve your herbs via air drying.


Jul 21
Playing with #corgi pup. Your night ain’t as good.

Playing with #corgi pup. Your night ain’t as good.


Jul 17
Showing off the family sawtooth.

Showing off the family sawtooth.


Jul 16
Awesome seats for tonight’s #Swans game!

Awesome seats for tonight’s #Swans game!


Jul 14
What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #bones

What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #bones


What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #mammals #bomee

What happens when a squirrel lives in an engine. #mammals #bomee


Jul 6

Jun 16
amnhnyc:

A viper skull in cross-section shows the mechanisms of venom storage and delivery. Learn all about how animals use bites, stings, spines, and spurs to deliver venom in this video, and don’t miss the special exhibition, The Power of Poison, open now at the Museum. 

amnhnyc:

A viper skull in cross-section shows the mechanisms of venom storage and delivery. Learn all about how animals use bites, stings, spines, and spurs to deliver venom in this video, and don’t miss the special exhibition, The Power of Poison, open now at the Museum. 


Jun 2

Polar bear playing ball! #milwaukeecozoo


May 22
Back from Seattle. She’s clearly ecstatic I’m home.

Back from Seattle. She’s clearly ecstatic I’m home.


May 20
#aam

#aam


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