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I wasn’t expecting much out of this museum because honestly I had never heard anything about it before, but our trip here turned out to be awesome. They have these displays that break out of their space and engage viewers in a way I have never seen before (it was so fun to watch people interact with the scenes in the last two pictures). Also, because I am working on a particular project I noticed that so many of their taxidermy animals are facing the viewer and confronting them in this really unusual way. I loved it.

For a reason I am not really sure of, there is this small hall where the lights are out and you grab a flashlight and shine it into the dioramas to see what is going on. Kind of strange but we seriously loved it and thought it would be great fun for kids to do. The hall of birds was closed for renovation (why does this always happen to me??) but we still really enjoyed the museum (what we got to see of it, anyway–it’s huge!).

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