Inside the Collections: Paleontology and the Big Bone Room: Happy National Fossil Day!
Where does the Museum keep the biggest fossils in its collections? In the Big Bone Room, of course. Get a behind-the-scenes tour from Senior Scientific Assistant Carl Mehling, who in this 2010 video highlighted one of the largest complete limb bones in the world, the 650-pound thigh bone of the long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur Camarasaurus; a Triceratops beak, and other fossil dinosaur specimens from the Museum’s world-class paleontology collections. Only a small fraction of the collections can be displayed at any given time; in fact, only 0.02 percent of the Museum's vertebrate paleontology specimens are on view. The rest are stored behind the scenes, where they continue to be studied by Museum scientists and their colleagues from around the world.
Happy Birthday to Harriet Ann Boyd-Hawes! Born in 1871, the American archaeologist specialized in ancient Greece and was among the first women to direct a major archaeological field project.
Read the latest update on our mission to bring one of the Sunbeam 1000hp's mighty V12 engines back to life.
We are excited to announce that one of Beaulieu’s biggest events has been chosen as a finalist in Tourism South East’s Beautiful South Tourism Awards which celebrate excellence in tourism.
Have you always wondered what it would be like to spend the evening in a haunted building on a real ghost hunt?
Then why not take the plunge and join the Hampshire Ghost Club as they embark on a para..
The corpse flower (Amorphophallus titanum) is named for its repulsive odor. The “fragrance” is uncannily similar to rotting meat, but it’s perfect for attracting pollinators with a specific taste: car..
Today, the Museum's fan favorite exhibition The Butterfly Conservatory returns with 500 live fluttering insects. Interact with butterflies and moths inside a 1,200-square-foot vivarium filled with tro..