Webcast events will replace annual public opening of museum’s treasured collections
The reinvented annual event will kick-off this Saturday, November 14 when the Museum goes live with five brand-new web experiences specific to anthropology, botany, entomology, vertebrates, and paleontology. These sites will be treasure troves, filled with some combination of rare collections objects, brand new blog posts, 3D models, and videos available on-demand.
There will also be one-hour nightly primetime specials running Sunday thru Thursday, November 15-19 at 7 p.m. These events will allow viewers to become Ty Burrell’s sidekick as he begins each special by virtually touring the NHMU’s coolest collections, chats with the Museum’s director, and giving his own scientific spin on things. You’ll then be treated to an in-depth discussion with Museum scientists followed by a chance to ask your own questions of NHMU researchers, live, during the Q&A.
2020/11/14 - 2020/11/19
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In addition to Behind the Scenes, NHMU has utilized this funding to partner with Salt Lake County Libraries, Salt Lake City Libraries, and community-based organizations, to provide 7,200 Science Kits to geographically- and demographically-diverse families in Salt Lake County. These Science Kits include English and Spanish-language anthropology and paleontology education with “Meet the Scientist” materials featuring NHMU experts; insights and stories about artifacts from NHMU collections; and activity supplies for participants to complete a science-themed project.
For additional information and details on the event, including information on how to pick up a free Behind the Scenes take-home science kit with activities for kids, visit: nhmu.utah.edu/events/behind-scenes-reimagined.