Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) - THis had been on display for years and was getting an exhibit refresh. It was cleaned and a condition report was recorded.
This MMU is cleaned and ready for exhibit. Beautiful!
Emergency preparedness is not about IF, it's about WHEN. These emergency supply bins are staged all over the building.
Moving collections is complicated and requires a lot of patience... and upper body strength.
Science on the Spot
Once a month the collections team picked a fun theme and brought objects and speciemns out on the floor for an afternoon.
Another Cart for Students
Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses
Seal Gut Parka
This seal gut parka had been in storage in the dry Denver climate for many years. here is is being rehydrated is a special chamber. It takes a team of conservators to flip it over as the process continues.
All collections managers know the importance of checking your traps!
Cart of skeletal collections in preperation for classroom use.
These rolling mounts can easily move into classrooms for use. The scale of these animals leaves a lasting impression!
Sometimes you get to have lunch with an astronaut!
Burmese Python Prep
This 13 foot python passed away from natural causes and the owners offered it to the. museum. 3 days of preperation on this one!
Short Faced Bear; Cast
This pleistocene mammal skull is huge!
Career Day presentations are the best when each student gets to help sort collections.
This event is for educators to come see (with a nice drink in hand) what the museum can do for them.
Orb Weaver Web on glass
When you favorite author gives a lecture at your museum, you get a picture!
Brand new mount!
Women in Science
When you move into a new storage space and need to come up with new row labels. We used names of women in science to identify each row. We then added biographies for each so visitors could learn about their contributions to science. Elizabeth Blackwell Irene Curie Diane Fossey Mae Jemison Hedy Lamarr Ada Lovelace Ellen Ochoa Sally Ride Maria Sibylla Merian Dorothy Vaughn
Mastodon Femur; Cast
The is where the hump comes from!
Scientists in Action- Fantastic Beasts and Where We Store Them
Of course we had some fun and labeled cabints with Boggarts, Thestral Skulls, Wizards Chess, Quaffles amd Dragons.
Girls & Science - 2020
Colorado Ballet made our skeleton fancy!
When you bump into your old boss at a conference.
Dead Sea Scrolls
Final cart for the exhibit. It was one of my favorite exhibits!