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The museum will be closed tomorrow, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday

Bring family and friends on Friday, the 28th, when we reopen at 9:00 am. The Blaschka Sea Creatures in Glass, the new Birds of the World Gallery, and Scot Miller's stunning photographs in Thoreau's Maine Woods are just a few of the treasures awaiting you. Enjoy the holiday!


Now on view
Boasting over 10,000 species, birds are the most diverse land vertebrates on the planet. In celebration of these beaked and feathered marvels, the museum will open the new Birds of the World gallery. On the balcony encircling the Great Mammal Hall, this bright, newly remodeled gallery features many hundreds of stunning specimens, representing over 200 different bird families. New exhibit displays reveal the very latest in scientific discoveries about the evolution of these modern dinosaurs.

THOREAU'S MAINE WOODS: A Journey in Photographs with Scot Miller

On view through February 2015
This special photographic exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of the publication of Henry David Thoreau’s The Maine Woods. Exquisite prints by Scot Miller, who traversed Maine for years, retracing the footsteps of New England’s native son, accompany original text from Thoreau's essay collection.