May 2007 - August 2008
Nests & Eggs is a HMNH exhibition that draws on the University’s extensive collections. Visitors of all ages will enjoy learning some of the myriad ways that birds nurture and protect their young. The exhibition features stunning displays of egg diversity, showcasing specimens that range in size from the basketball-sized egg of the elephant bird to tiny hummingbird eggs. Visitors can get nose-to-nose with a heath hen and her young hatchlings; and compare the familiar cup-shaped nest of a sparrow, the mud nest of a chimney swift, and the intricately woven nest of an African weaver. Combining real specimens, breathtaking photography, illustration, video, and hands-on experiences, Nests & Eggs is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
For more information see the press release.