What started as a childhood friend's collection has grown into a full-fledged museum just miles from the movie star's hometown
June 01, 2011 | By Jesse Rhodes
This Silver Spring, Maryland site scares and educates, with displays of prosthetic eyes, amputated limbs and incomplete skeletons
June 2011 | By Tony Perrottet
Interior designers spared no detail in bringing this historic lodge back to its luxurious origins
May 24, 2011 | By Kristin Ohlson
As the winter snows thaw, visitors flock to the popular national park to see frazil ice, moonbows and other seasonal sights
May 24, 2011 | By Kristin Ohlson
Lost souls, music boxes and shoes fill some of the continent's most peculiar collections
May 17, 2011 | By Tony Perrottet
Hot on the heels of the American Museum of Natural History's new "World's Largest Dinosaurs" exhibit, London's Natural History Museum has just launched its own dinosaur spectacular
May 13, 2011 | By Brian Switek
In 1913, paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History made plans for what would have been a spectacular reconstruction of a prehistoric battle. Too bad that their plans did not come to fruition.Tyrannosaurus rex—the most celebrated dinosaur of all time—made its debut at the AMNH. The f...
May 11, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Non-avian dinosaurs have been extinct for about 65 million years, but that has not stopped them from showing up on Twitter. Several dinosaurs have been making the most of the social media platform. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History doesn't have one yet—I would personally love to he...
May 04, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Now overgrown by jungle, the ancient site was once the thriving capital of the Maya civilization
May 2011 | By Chip Brown
A poignant reminder of the region's fraught history, missions such as San Miguel are treasured for their stark beauty
May 2011 | By Jamie Katz
Thirty Earths: ArtEvolved points us to this remarkable set of images depicting the changing physical appearance of the Earth over the last 750 million years. The thirty visual reconstructions were recently released by the Planetary Habitability Laboratory of the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo...
April 29, 2011 | By Mark Strauss
The Museum of Modern Art needs dinosaurs. That was the conclusion of one young visitor named Annabelle after she failed to find any dinosaurs at the MoMA. "ou call your self a museum!" she chided on a comment cards, and her brief critique has been popping up all over the web this week.Not everyone ...
April 26, 2011 | By Brian Switek
On the shore of Lake Superior, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum details the history of boats lost in the deep waters
April 21, 2011 | By Arcynta Ali Childs
As Israeli archaeologists recover artifacts from the religious site, ancient history inflames modern-day political tensions
April 2011 | By Joshua Hammer
Sorting through old canvases in a storeroom, a Yale curator discovered a painting believed to be by the Spanish master
April 2011 | By Jamie Katz
I feel a little sorry that I said Allosaurus had one of the dullest names in paleontology yesterday. It's not the dinosaur's fault that Othniel Charles Marsh gave it the unimaginative title of "different reptile." Had Marsh seen the complete skeleton when he coined the name, perhaps he would have ...
March 23, 2011 | By Brian Switek
About two weeks ago I visited the American Museum of Natural History for a preview of their upcoming dinosaur exhibit. The chance to visit the dinosaur halls—and the collections!—after dark was an opportunity I did not want to miss, especially since my first visit to the museum, in the late 1980s, ...
March 15, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Have you ever seen an Ankylosaurus fly? Stout and covered in heavy armor, ankylosaurs were arguably the least aerodynamic of all dinosaurs, but two months ago the Houston Museum of Natural Science treated onlookers to such a sight as they lifted their ankylosaur sculpture out of its old exhibit.The...
March 14, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Many years ago, before the major renovation of the dinosaur halls, my parents took me to see the dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). I will never forget that visit. Standing below the skeleton of the immense "Brontosaurus," I imagined what the animal would have looked like w...
March 08, 2011 | By Brian Switek
Slowly but surely, museums across the United States are updating their dinosaur exhibits. The state of dinosaur science is changing so rapidly that even exhibits renovated in the 1990s are at least partially outdated, and I am thrilled to see so many institutions incorporating the latest science i...
March 03, 2011 | By Brian Switek