What's Happening

A man with a yak plowing a field.

Public Lecture

An Evolutionary Journey through Domestication

On Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 pm, Barbara Schaal will discuss how the artificial selection of these species—a pivotal technological achievement—has influenced their genetics, evolution, and capacity to flourish in the care of humans.

Three lions looking at the camera.

Public Lecture

Wildhood: Coming of Age on Planet Earth

On September 25 at 6:00 pm, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers will discuss the results of their five-year study of wild animal adolescence to our species, presenting a new understanding of the dangers, stresses, and challenges we face on our journeys to adulthood.

Cassiopeia A, a well-known supernova remnant pictured in space by the Chandra X-Ray Observatory

New Mini-Exhibit

Cosmic Origins

Visitors to this new small exhibit—located within our Earth & Planetary Sciences exhibition—will investigate the origins of and processes shaping planetary bodies and stars by using touchable specimens, colorful visuals, and interactive media.

Upcoming Programs

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