Category: SDNHM

Biodiversity In Baja California

Attended what turned out to be a really entertaining presentation about a multidisciplinary expedition to Sierra Cacachilas in Mexico’s Baja California Sur by some of the staff from the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park here in San Diego. The trip occurred last October and November but only recently has the team been …

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Microbes In My Navel

This evening I attended another terrific lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum. This one was titled “The Wild Life of Our Bodies” and was presented by Rob Dunn, a Ph.D. biologist from North Carolina State University. His lecture basically went over talking points from his book by the same name. When I arrived …

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Barcoding Biodiversity in Costa Rica

I attended a free one-hour lecture at the San Diego Natural History Museum last night. With the title “Biodiversity Development: The Path to Conservation of a Complex Wild Land” I wasn’t sure what kind of presentation to expect. All I knew was that I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures. Even though the graphic artist …

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Lecture On Killer Whales

This evening I attended a free lecture on Antarctic Killer Whales at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. It was presented by Robert Pitman and John Durban, two members of NOAA‘s Southwest Fisheries Science Center here in La Jolla. They were part of the BBC documentary team that travelled to the Antarctic to video …

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Exploring Balboa Park With Ron

After picking up my buddy Ron from his downtown hotel, we drove over to Balboa Park to meander around a bit and to go see the Titanic exhibit showing at the San Diego Natural History Museum. It was my second time (so far) seeing this particular exhibit. Since no photography of the displays was allowed, …

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Dinosaur Lecture By Jack Horner

Was fortunate enough to attend an evening lecture and book-signing by world-renowned paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park. The event had sold out within a couple of days. The presentation lasted a little over an hour and covered mainly infant and juvenile dinosaurs and the mislabeling of …

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The Titanic And A Crystal Skull

Met my friend Lannie and her kids at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park to see “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.” Even though photography was not allowed I enjoyed it immensely. They took great effort to add as many stories to the artifacts as they could, to make the presentation a lot more personally relatable …

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Starting With SDNHM

Had a really good day today, which started with a couple of hours spent at the San Diego Natural History Museum. The main reason for my visit was to watch Sharks 3D, the final 3D movie they have that I needed to see. While some of the shots were truly incredible, especially in 3D, most …

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Final Natural History Museum Visit For 2011

After finishing up my Zoo visit, I walked “next door” and spent about two hours at the San Diego Natural History Museum, including watching the exceptionally well-done 3D movie called “Sea Rex: Journey to a Prehistoric World.” As is with almost all the movies I’ve seen at “The NAT,” the 3D was amazing and the …

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Natural History Museum In One Hour

After leaving the Zoo I thought it would be fun to make a quick visit to the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park, next door to the Zoo. Walking first through Spanish Village, I stopped at The Village Grill for a spot of lunch. Had my regular tuna melt combo with chips and a drink. …

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Some History, Natural Style

Needing to kill some time before a presentation later this evening in Balboa Park, I spent a couple of hours at the San Diego Natural History Museum photographing more exhibits, watching two 3D movies and telling a cute girl who works there that she had really pretty eyes. The two 3D movies, “Dinosaurs 3D: Giants …

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Flip Nicklin’s Whales

After the Plaza de Panama Project tour, the Veterans Museum and the Zoo, I went to the San Diego Natural History Museum and met up with Bryan, Heather and Lauren for an evening presentation called “Among Giants: A Life with Whales” by National Geographic whale photographer and San Diego native, Flip Nicklin. It was a …

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Insect Mania!

Spent a few hours over at the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park for Insect Mania Family Day. Watched a presentation (geared mainly toward little children, but I attended anyway) by Dr. Mike Wall, Curator of the Entomology Department, and chatted with both field entomologist, Jim Berrian, who specializes in spiders and who I’ve contacted …

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theNAT

Spent a couple of hours visiting the San Diego Natural History Museum in Balboa Park with my mom and my sister, Beata, who’s birthday it was today. We mainly went to see the “All That Glitters: The Splendor and Science of Gems and Minerals” exhibit, but also took time to walk through the “Ends of …

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Naturally Historic Visit To A San Diego Museum

After my Zoo visit I walked over to the Natural History Museum and spent a couple of hours there taking pictures and actually learning something. For example, did you know that Sun Chips have 30% less fat than regular chips? I got hungry. (pics…)