It continues to warm up outside ...

It continues to warm up outside ...

It continues to warm up outside, which means a lot of moisture-loving critters are burrowing underground, hiding within and under logs, and crawling between rock crevices to ride out the hot summer months. But not to worry! On cool mornings after a big rain, you can still find lots of interesting forest creatures going about their lives.

Associate Curator of Recent Invertebrates Dr. Kal Ivanov and Myriapodologist Dr. Jackson Means traveled to West Virginia after several days of rain this week to look for undescribed species of millipedes and they struck gold, finding not one - but two - species new to science! They also enjoyed the incredible views on display at the New River Gorge National Park.

Now is the time to get out there and explore the natural world, what will you discover?

**Don't miss the museum's Bug Day 2021! on Saturday, July 24! Pre-registration required!

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Tuesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday - Monday: Closed


$10 for ages 18-59
$5 for ages 3-17, seniors 60+, and college students
FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

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