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Treasures From the Mineral Vault

  • blue mineral-labradorite By Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Labradorite (a feldspar) from Nain, Labrador, Canada. Featured in the yearlong exhibit Treasures From the Mineral Vault. Mineral from the Academy of Natural Sciences’ William S. Vaux Collection.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • 3 minerals By Lauren Duguid/ANS
    A medley of minerals in Treasures From the Mineral Vault: (from left) quartz, fluorite with calcite, and quartz (variety moss agate), from the Academy of Natural Sciences’ William S. Vaux Collection.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • green mineral-microine By Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Microcline (variety amazonite) from Pikes Peak, Colorado. From the Academy of Natural Sciences’ William S. Vaux Collection.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS

Backyard Adventures

  • Boy on bee bike. Photo: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    Backyard Adventures lets you experience the fascinating science in our own backyard. At the Academy June 9–Sept. 10, 2017.
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
  • Two boys play at kiosk in Backyard Adventures. Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    Playing the Plant vs Insect game to and learning how the species interact.  
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
  • Girls in bee  costumes in Backyard Adventures. Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    Playing dress-up and taking a look at the garden through the eyes of a bee and a dog in Backyard Adventures.
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
  • Toddler works floor puzzle in Backyard Adventures. Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    Youngsters use math and problem-solving skills to solve the paver puzzle.  
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
  • Mini golf in Backyard Adventures. Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    By playing mini-golf in Backyard Adventures, kids will solve simple physics challenges. On view June 9–Sept. 10, 2017.
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
  • Boy listens to animal noises in Backyard Adventures. Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.
    Investigating some of the animal noises in the back yard. Is it a bird, a frog or an insect?
    Credit: Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.

Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies

  • dinosaur petting area, Tiny Titans exhibit. Credit: The Stone Company
    Take a rare look at dinosaurs through their eggs, nest and a “petting zoo” in Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies, Sept. 30, 2017–Jan. 15, 2018.
    Credit: The Stone Company

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Nov. 1, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid
    Drawn to Dinosaurs opens with a paleo artist recreating plant-eater Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant blackboard.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Artist Jason Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Paleoartist Jason Poole sketches a detail on Haddy in Drawn To Dinosaurs.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
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