This museum is insanely huge and so I didn’t even pretend like I was going to see it all. I simply checked out the special exhibit, then wandered through the Hall of Ocean Life and the Hall of Biodiversity — also ocean-lover paradises. I also stopped by Opulent Oceans, a now-closed small exhibit on scientific illustrations. Not only were the works fascinating, but so too was the fact that scientific illustration (which, FYI, is a way to earn science credits at Pratt Institute where I went to school, ha ha) really opened the door for woman to participate in science. Many naturalists hired their wives, daughters and sisters, also talented observers, to illustrate the works that they were at that time unable to author. How cool is that?
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