Archive for the 'Museums'

So Many Fish

Ann Patchett has written several delightful novels. A few months ago I read Run. One character is a college student who is very serious about fish...
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Float On, Jellyfish

The local science writers’ group organizes a lot of cool events. Last weekend some of us spent a morning in Baltimore, checking out the...
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Museum Tourist: Charles Dickens Museum

Nowadays, most people’s encounter with Charles Dickens is probably not a voluntary one. I first had to read him in college, when Bleak House...
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My Taste is Amazing

I was watching the first Harry Potter movie the other day–those kids got a lot better at acting as they got older–and noticed two pieces...
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Sumatran Tiger Cubs are as Cute as You’d Imagine

This was my plan for Monday: Read up on a subject I haven’t covered in a while. This is what actually happened: Read more
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Museum Tourist: National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum

About a year ago, a friend and I stopped by Leadville on the way back to Denver from a wedding in the western part of Colorado. We chose Leadville...
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Museum Tourist: Zeppelin Museum, again

This year I visited dozens of museums. The Zeppelin Museum, in Friedrichshaven, Germany, was one of my favorites. If this sounds familiar,...
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Museum Tourist: Neues Museum

One of the main attractions in Berlin is the Museumsinsel (Museum Island) in the center of town. It’s about halfway between the Brandenburg...
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Museum Tourist: Slovak National Museum

In the spring of 2011, I managed to hit up three natural history museums in about two weeks: Prague, Vienna, and Slovakia. Prague’s was a...
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Museum Tourist: Musée national du Moyen Âge

Usually I write about museums with some kind of science component. But let me tell you about the Musée national du Moyen Âge – the museum of...
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