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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 #297 — a date with Sue at the Field Museum

Should you ever find yourself in Chicago, you definitely owe it to yourself to carve out a few hours for a visit to the Field Museum. It’s got a wealth of exhibits, hands-on experiments for the kiddos, and front and center as soon as you gain admission, it’s got Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #293 — digging at the Maxwell Museum

A unique scene for most museums — a life-size recreation of an archaeological dig, on display at the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #266 — a pilot whale skeleton

Courtesy of the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, it’s the skeleton of a pilot whale…. Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #261 — Carcharodontosaurus (with and without skin)

This week, you get two images of one subject on traveling display at the Sternberg Museum in Hays, Kansas — the skull of a Carcharodontosaurus… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #252 — from Silver Dart to Starfighter

Seen at the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, 100 years of Canadian aviation history… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #239 — a trip through the Sternberg Museum of Natural History

Let’s say you were driving across Kansas on I-70. And let’s say you were bored out of your skull. But I repeat myself… Bottom line — should you ever find yourself in the middle of Kansas, you’d be well advised … Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #223 — the Alma King

Seen at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, it’s the Alma King — a fantastic rhodochrosite specimen…

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The scientific tourist #211 — Chac Mool

Another image for you from the Museum of Archaeology and History in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico…

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The scientific tourist #209 — scarification in stone

Standards of beauty are definitely a culturally-defined thing — and today’s image is just one example of that…

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