November's New Science Museum Exhibits

Check out an ancient mastodon and the inside of the human body.

By Gemma Tarlach|Wednesday, October 23, 2013
RELATED TAGS: MUSEUMS
mastodon-display
mastodon-display
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

Ice Age Giants: Bone, Bone on the Range
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis

More than 13,000 years ago, Fred was just another mastodon going about his business in what’s now Indiana. Things happen, as they do, and Fred ended up dead. Discovered in 1998 by a peat farmer, Fred’s well-preserved bones have advanced our understanding of the massive animals’ evolution. 

Now, Fred lives on as a bone mount display at a new exhibit showcasing the megafauna of Indiana’s Pleistocene past. Interactive activities transport visitors to a pre-Hoosier world rich with the tusked giants. Opens Nov. 16. 

HallofHumanLife
HallofHumanLife
Cambridge Seven Associates/The Museum of Science, Boston

Hall of Human Life: A New Body of Evidence
Museum of Science
Boston

What makes you tick? A new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Science wants to get personal with you to find out. As a visitor to the Hall of Human Life, you’ll receive an anonymous code to enter at stations throughout the exhibit and create a unique profile, from how well you move to how efficiently you breathe. 

But it’s not all about you, after all. The 10,000-square-foot space features 70 elements, with plenty of hands-on opportunities to learn about emerging biotechnology and the causes of diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Opens Nov. 16.  

Comment on this article
ADVERTISEMENT

Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Collapse bottom bar
DSC-JanFeb15
+

Log in to your account

X
Email address:
Password:
Remember me
Forgot your password?
No problem. Click here to have it emailed to you.

Not registered yet?

Register now for FREE. It takes only a few seconds to complete. Register now »