Beyond the field trip crowd

Most people who go to natural history museums come by way of a yellow school bus. linkurl:The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia;http://www.ansp.org/ is trying to broaden their audience and bring more adults into the museum. "For some reason natural history museums are thought of as a place for kids and they are," said Barbara Ciega, vice president of public operations for the Academy. She continued, "You can enjoy natural history as much as an adult as you could when you were a child.

Lauren Urban
Apr 1, 2010
Most people who go to natural history museums come by way of a yellow school bus. linkurl:The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia;http://www.ansp.org/ is trying to broaden their audience and bring more adults into the museum. "For some reason natural history museums are thought of as a place for kids and they are," said Barbara Ciega, vice president of public operations for the Academy. She continued, "You can enjoy natural history as much as an adult as you could when you were a child." Two exhibits designed to attract an adult audience are currently on display at the Academy and they aim to "use the aesthetic quality" of natural science "to get people interested in the science," according to Ciega. linkurl:"First Impressions: Thomas Horsfield's printed plants of Java,";http://www.ansp.org/museum/art-in-science.php is part of The Art of Science, a new permanent gallery at the Academy, and linkurl:"Looking at Animals,";http://www.ansp.org/looking-at-animals/index.php features photographs by artist,...

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