Date(s) - 03/07/2019 - 04/28/2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd.
$15 adults, $12 ages 13-17, $7 ages 3-12.
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. through April 28. It might be hard to conceive that humans have intentionally altered the genes in certain plants and animals for thousands of years. Artist Richard Pell, his organization, the Center for PostNatural History, has collected, recorded, and studied examples of these “postnatural” organisms (such as mosquitoes engineered to resist malaria). Highlighting humanity’s long history of influencing natural processes, this exhibit features “postnatural” specimens from both the Center’s collection and the Museum’s collection. The specimens and photographs may seem ordinary at first glance; however, the cultural and scientific stories behind these images and objects are quite fascinating (if you enjoy finding out about goats that produce spider’s silk in their milk or viewing a 1,500-year-old corn cob!).