Sunday, May 10, 2020

Dioramas And Displays

Large dioramas are set up throughout the Mammal Gallery, with a mix of taxidermied animals, recreated landscapes, and painted backgrounds. This first one includes a mountain lion and two cubs.


Here we have Arctic Hares.


Grizzly bears are featured here. A close eye might find hidden in the rocks at the base a little critter, a rodent.


Displayed here are beavers.


Display panels feature a wealth of information on mammals, organized thematically.

20 comments:

  1. Those are nice. I remember how I loved seeing dioramas when I was a kid visiting the Smithsonian.

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  2. A more creative way of displaying stuffed animals in their natural environment.

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  3. Hello, I love this exhibit and all the animals. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

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  4. There is a beaver pond by the boardwalk but I have never seen the illusive creature.

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  5. ...ever since I was a kid, I loved going to the local museum and seeing their dioramas.

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  6. ...and arctic hares avery large.

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  7. I was on vacation in Jasper National Park when I saw my first grizzly bear in person. It was foraging by the side of the road.

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  8. I think beavers are interesting creatures.

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  9. These dioramas work so well to give us an idea of scale and habitat.

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  10. Those dioramas are quite impressive, William. I have always enjoyed this type of display in a museum exhibit.

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  11. Dioramas are always interesting to see.

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  12. Realistic looking dioramas ~ handsome animals ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. @Linda: I enjoy them.

    @Fun60: it is.

    @Eileen: thanks!

    @Marie: I have seen them. More often I've seen their dams and lodges.

    @Tom: this is a marvelous museum to visit.

    @Grace: I definitely agree.

    @Red: they are!

    @Sharon: they are magnificent animals.

    @DJan: I think so too.

    @RedPat: they do, yes.

    @Beatrice: thank you.

    @Bill: indeed.

    @Carol: thanks!

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  14. Very nicely made dioramas. Painting in the background is beautiful!

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  15. Once over 30 years ago, was able to watch some beavers swim and build a dam. I will never forget it.
    parsnip

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  16. Those look like wonderful dioramas.

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  17. OMG!! This is where I go first when at a museum
    MB

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  18. Diaramas are always one of my favorite parts of a natural history museum. These are terrific!

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  19. The dioramas are excellent.

    All the best Jan

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