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Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend

Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend, a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, offers insights into the relationship between narwhals and our changing global climate through the work of Arctic researchers and experience from members of the Inuit community.

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Lichens of BYU Campus

BYU is teaming with more than just student life. Learn about the world of lichens on BYU Campus with this walking tour. The lichenology class taught by Dr. Steve Leavitt created this BYU Lichen Tour. Explore campus with a new lens!
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Exhibit Videos

Browse a collection of videos that go more in-depth on the various exhibits found at the museum.
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Our Living Planet

Located in the East Center Atrium on the main floor, this exhibit looks at the unique characteristics of planet Earth and how those characteristics sustain life on earth. It features the world’s largest, most accurate, fiberglass globe with the most current NASA Satellite images.
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Protect Your Planet

This exhibit features threatened, endangered, and extinct life forms and some of the causes for their struggle to survive. It also includes the full mount elephant that previous visitors will remember fondly as well as a specimen of the extinct passenger pigeon.
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Quest for Knowledge

Visit the Southwest Alcove to learn how we do science, why it is important and explore the research collections and projects going on at the Bean Museum. We also want to know why you think science is important. Come share your ideas with us! They may even become part of the exhibit.
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Our Sacred Stewardship

This exhibit in the North Hallway teaches the inspired doctrine that defines our stewardship responsibilities related to the care and keeping of the earth and its sacred resources. It features a video based on interviews with faculty members from across campus explaining and testifying about why earth stewardship is so vitally important.
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Explore the Provo River: Protect your Watershed

Explore the Provo River watershed by examining this 3D map, playing with data from actual aquatic monitoring stations, and reading about the wildlife that inhabit the various ecosystems along the river. This dynamic exhibit is brought to you by the Natural History Museum of Utah with support from iUtah and the National Science Foundation.
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Life on Top: Apex Predators

Located upstairs in the East Atrium, this exhibit features spectacular animal scenes gifted to the museum by George Brimhall. Visitors will explore the importance and characteristics of predators as they observe scenes displaying interactions between predators and their prey.
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Life Submerged

This exhibit, on the West Wall of the West Atrium, depicts both freshwater and marine ecosystems. The display highlights a coral reef and a deep-sea thermal vent as well as a cross-section through a river exploring “what you see” and “ what you don’t see.”
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Understanding the Principles of Evolution

July 19, 2019 11:23 AM
What is evolution? How do we observe it in the natural world? Understanding the Principles of Evolution is an exhibit which delves into the theory of evolution, the evidence for evolution, and how scientists use evolution to better understand life on Earth. Often misunderstood, evolution is a fascinating theory used by scientists to explain how life changes and adapts.
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Because of Plants

This 2-dimensional exhibit highlights the many critical roles plants play in supporting life on earth. From the food we eat to the air we breathe!
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Why Insects

Test your knowledge of insects. Do they have 6 or 8 legs? See our famous butterfly made of butterflies. See how they eat and examine them up close with our SEM photographs.
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Exploring Nature's Interactions

Explore a variety of habitats and learn about some of the interesting interactions among Africa's wildlife. The animals in this exhibit can be identified using a tool called "identifyme."
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Whooo Lives Here?

This toddler play area teaches children about animal homes.
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Fred and Sue Morris Bird Gallery

This collection features the waterfowl and pheasants of the world, donated by Fred and Sue Morris and includes more than 100 different kinds of birds. This exhibit will highlight some of the interesting adaptations seen in the world of birds.
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Boyd K. Packer Gallery

This exhibit located in the East Center Gallery honors President Boyd K. Packer and features his wildlife art including animal carvings and paintings.
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Common Vertebrates of Utah

Visit the basement of the museum to see some common vertebrates of Utah. You will also see displays about how and why we collect specimens. Many of the birds in this exhibit can be identified using a tool called "identifyme" at the link below.
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