• Featuresdot
  • explorers welcome

Thursday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Primatologist and MacArthur Fellow Patricia Chapple Wright, recipient of the 2014 Indianapolis Prize for her extraordinary contributions to conservation efforts, will discuss her work protecting the lemurs and ecosystems of Madagascar. She will share her experiences engaging the Malagasy government, community stakeholders, and scientists in a team effort to integrate conservation with development projects, including one collaboration that led to the establishment of Ranomafana National Park, a World Heritage Site in southern Madagascar.


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.