We hope you all enjoyed our Open House last Saturday. We started the morning in the dark due to a power outage in the Upper Arlington area. Just as we moved specimens and displays outside, the power came back on at 10:30 am and we were able to invite visitors inside.
The auditorium was creeping and crawling with all kinds of arthropods including everyone’s favorite stick insects and scorpions.
Lots of activities awaited all kids and young-at-heart; among others you could plant a seedling, build your own bird feeder, preserve bugs in goo and get your face painted – some artists were at work here.
Herbarium, insects, tetrapods, fishes and mollusc collections had their doors open to give you insights into research in natural history collection and simply show you some of the cool specimens we have.
You could listen to sounds of frogs, cicada, racoons and other animals in the Borror lab of Bioacoustics.
Drawing natural history specimens was a hit, and produced some very nice drawings.
We would like to thank our numerous volunteers without whom this event would not have taken place. They help with set-up, explain displays to visitors and take displays down at the end of the day. THANK YOU.
Let us know what your favorite activity or display was. We hope to see you all again next year!
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