Our doors are closed for just a few weeks while we freshen up!
We’re updating our Asia and instruments displays, cleaning the cases, and installing a new lift to our planetarium! It’s all happening this month, and we can’t wait to welcome you to see what we’ve accomplished at our celebration on Feb. 2.
We take the time to repair and maintain our fragile collections because we know you want to see the artifacts and animals in our care looking pristine. It’s one of the most important functions of any museum. We’re honored to hold objects that represent the collective genius of artists, taxidermists, collectors and curators whose vision of our world shaped what you see in our galleries today. These artifacts and animals have inspired poetry, been used for drawing and photography, enlightened generations of school children, and drawn families closer through conversations. We are constantly awed by the diversity and beauty of the objects in our halls. So we’re polishing the glass and dusting the shelves and tending to any repairs … so you’ll find our displays as dazzling as when Franklin and Frances Fairbanks opened the doors to this Museum over a century ago!