Changing Exhibits Photo Gallery

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  • Pinned Weevils
    Christopher Marley’s “Walking Weevils” display various patterns and colors in Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science, Aug. 9-Nov. 9.
    Credit: Christopher Marley
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    Christopher Marley’s “Walking Leaf Variations” illuminate the color diversity of the species in Pinned: Insect Art, Insect Science, Aug. 9-Nov. 9.
    Credit: Christopher Marley 
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    Red Bird of Paradise, (Paradisaea rubra)
    Credit: ©Tim Laman
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    Paradise Riflebird (Ptiloris paradiseus). Young male performing practice display.
    Credit: ©Tim Laman
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    Victoria's Riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae) Bird of Paradise. Male on display perch trying to lure a female to come down with his spread wings display.
    Credit: ©Tim Laman
  • Bird of Paradise
    Wilson's Bird of Paradise (Cicinnurus respublica). Adult male on the main display pole in the center of his court.
    Credit: ©Tim Laman
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    Children play the “Dance, Dance Evolution” game by following the moves of animated birds-of-paradise while their friends vote for the winner. Birds of Paradise is on view May3–Sept. 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
    Credit: Rebecca Hale/NGS
  • girls swiping screen on bird game
    Visitors to Birds of Paradise play the ”Ladies’ Choice” game by selecting male traits they prefer in a bird-of-paradise. The game demonstrates how the birds have evolved over millions of years. The exhibit is on view May3–Sept. 1 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.
    Credit: Rebecca Hale/NGS
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    Chocolate: The Exhibition, on view Oct. 11-Jan. 24, 2015, explores the natural and cultural history of the world’s favorite treat.
    Credit: ©The Field Museum, John Weinstein
  • chocolates in row
    Sweet chocolate candy is a rather recent invention; it made its debut in 1847. Before that, solid chocolate was both gritty and greasy.
    Credit: © 2002 Photodisc
  • pod on tree
    Brightly colored cacao pods are about the same size and shape as small footballs, and contain the source of chocolate–cacao seeds.
    Credit: © Robin Foster, The Field Museum
  • man with pod
    Cacao pulp tastes faintly of citrus and is the consistency of a pear.
    image used with permission of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Incorporated
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