Featured Bits

  1. Mealworm Case at the Melbourne Aquarium

    Mealworm Case at the Melbourne Aquarium

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    In August 2008, the Melbourne Aquarium used actual mealworms in a display case about the slithering creatures.

  2. Roller Coaster at the Melbourne Museum

    Roller Coaster at the Melbourne Museum

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    The Melbourne Story exhibition at the Melbourne Museum ingeniously blends artifacts with technology. A roller coaster car is on display in front of a video screen that plays archival footage taken from...

  3. Photo Album at the Melbourne Museum

    Photo Album at the Melbourne Museum

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    by Megan Southwood on April 26, 2010

    In the Melbourne Story exhibition at the Melbourne Museum, visitors can look through a photograph album containing early images of Melbourne. The album, however, is actually made of a type of plastic...

  4. Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

    Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

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    by Paul Orselli on May 04, 2010

    There are some nice early childhood exhibits accompanying the Shedd's penguin, otter, and dolphin environments. Lots of fun role-playing, gross motor activities, and exploratory environments (don't...

  5. Photo of Ike Potter

    Photo of Ike Potter

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    by Joanna Fisher on June 23, 2010

    Like many historical societies, Summit County Historical has old portraits on the wall. I am usually left wondering why these people were significant enough to have their picture in the museum. I loved...

  6. USATODAY.com: Iowa aquarium exhibit highlights oil spill

    USATODAY.com: Iowa aquarium exhibit highlights oil spill

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    by Maraya Cornell on July 08, 2010

    I thought this was interesting. The Exec director is saying that this new exhibit may be the first time a major aquarium is showcasing an environmental disaster rather than beautiful fish. http://www...

  7. Democracy, diversity & vegetables

    Democracy, diversity & vegetables

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    by Wendy Pollock on August 02, 2010

    Hull-House Museum in Chicago opened this urban farm three years ago and now sponsors a weekly farmers market just across Halsted Street from the old settlement house, founded by Jane Addams. Last week...