Monday, March 03, 2008

Natural History I

Here are some more pictures from our trip to the Harvard Museum of Natural History which we visited on Sunday. I thought the museum was quite old--however I just read that it was founded in 1995. It is housed in the same building as the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. On the left is a theater puppet displayed in the South Pacific cultures display.

Sophie enjoyed the museum but was a little more rambunctious than usual. She's enjoying hearing her own voice also the attention it draws from others.

The museum is home to the world's only mounted Kronosaurus, a type of marine dinosaur. Here you can see Sophie & myself (or at least, our reflections in the display window) being devoured by the hungry Mr. Kronosaurus. Nothing quite says "I'm a mad scientist" than putting alien-like creatures in jars of formaldehyde, wouldn't you say?
The "Cultures of Mexico" exhibit was one of our favorite parts.
More to follow.


Blogger Blue said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit.. Might you be willing to share your shot of the Kronosaurus 'eating' yours and Sophie's reflection?
Perhaps to post elsewhere for our upcoming Fossil Fest on March 8th..'m reachable at

Thanks, Blue

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