Freeze-Drying, Formalin, and Flesh-eating Beetles- How Museums Prepare and Preserve Specimens (curator talk with Dave Dyer of the Ohio History Connection)

Date: 5/4/2023
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Take a behind-the-scenes look into the lab of a natural history museum to reveal how specimens are preserved and prepared. Learn how curators create beautiful animal skeletons and engaging taxidermy mounts, discover how delicate flowers and fungi specimens are preserved, and what exactly is in those jars of preserved specimens!? Includes a display of museum specimens and materials used in preparation.

Parking Information:

Price: Free with Ohio History Connection admission.
Registration: None
Parking Information: Free and ample parking on site.

Host Information:

The Ohio History Center

800 E 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

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