Category Archives: Sci / Tech Tourism

The scientific tourist #113 — terror bird from Brazil

Another interesting specimen on display at Seattle’s Burke Museum — this time, a cast of an ancient Brazilian “terror bird”… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #112 — Broken Arrows

Two interesting bits of history on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History — the casings of two bombs involved in the 1966 Palomares incident… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #111 — Ammonite

Another excellent fossil on display at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington — this one, an Ammonite… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #310 — the Stuka

On display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois — it’s one of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #309 — removed as part of NAGPRA

In the midst of a display of Mimbres pottery, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology has this… somewhat passive agressive comment on NAGPRA… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #308 — salt layers

A look at layers in the walls at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in Hutchinson, Kansas…. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #307 — Snark cruise missile

Here, you see a Snark cruise missile — another interesting chapter in Cold War aviation history… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #306 — everyday (Roman) currency

Courtesy of the “A Day in Pompeii” traveling exhibition, here’s a nice array of imperial Roman currency… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #305 — Legal Eagle II

Here’s Legal Eagle II, a B-29 “Superfortress” bomber on display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, South Dakota… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #304 — hard at work in Balcony House

Should you ever find yourself in Denver, Colorado, the History Colorado Center gives you a great view of local history. One of the treasures on display is a miniature diorama of life in the Balcony House cliff dwelling in Mesa Verde. Continue reading

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