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Virtual Open House

This year's virtual visit to our Natural Heritage Campus—the museum's research and collections facility—reveals some fascinating "opposites".

Go behind the scenes to discover particular contrasts among the 14.6 million specimens of fossils, minerals, mammals, plants and lichens.

How does the braincase of Triceratops compare to that of the velociraptor Troodon? Find out in this special four-part video series, as you view up-close all sorts of intriguing specimens: big & small, wet & dry, young & old, and hard & soft.

Opposites: Hard & Soft Specimens in Natural-History Collections (4 min. 56 sec.)

Enjoy other behind-the-scenes glimpses into our scientific collections and labs in these Virtual Open House video tours.

Keep Exploring!

Take advantage of this interactive tool. Discover the museum's research, collections, labs, fieldwork, cryobank and more.

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