Education and entertainment mix seamlessly through the power of museum theater, two great examples of which are happening at NHMU through April 1, 2017: Poison Live! and the Extreme Plants Traveling Sideshow.
The tarantula hawk, found in Utah, is a page out of a collection of horror stories. Beautiful, huge, painful, and parasitic - it's a wasp that tops the Sting Pain Index and finds its way into NHMU's "The Power of Poison" exhibit.
It’s been five years since we first installed the 600 objects in our glass-enclosed Collections Wall. Now, we’re preserving some of the light-sensitive artifacts and bringing in objects from other collections to create a new, updated look for our visitors.