Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Curious Vault 008: Birds

South Florida has a long relationship with taxidermy, one that can be illustrated through the life of locally renowned sportsman and taxidermist Al Pflueger. According to a fascinating Sports Illustrated article from the 1970s Pflueger perfected a great deal of … Continue reading

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Unearthing Paleontologists in Miami

Ever wanted to be a Paleontologist? Last Thursday, over 100 fifth grade students from Goulds Elementary School in Homestead got to experience a day in the life of a paleontologist. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of … Continue reading

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Assessing the Museum’s Collection

The Museum is bigger than you probably think it is. Behind the scenes, there are over 50,000 artifacts in our care – some very special and some quite mysterious. Looking through that Collection can make you feel kind of like … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Holiday Talent Show

Students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program work and have fun in the program all year long. Every year, Upward Bound staff holds a Holiday Talent Show that has been a tradition during the holiday break.  Students prepare songs and … Continue reading

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