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3 months ago

The star attraction of our Science Happy Hour: Astronomy in Kansas City is ready to be displayed. Dan Johnson of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City will be explaining his telescope, the largest personally owned one in Kansas. #museumatprairiefire #sciencehappyhour #science #happyhour #astronomy

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3 months ago

Why's this chimpanzee skull out in front of Cinetopia? Could it be the Museum at Prairiefire and Cinetopia are hosting a special young professionals screening of War for the Planet of the Apes next Wednesday, July 26 at 7:00? See the battle between man and ape and discuss the film with evolutionary biologist Gerald Wyckoff of UMKC and get exclusive swag and giveaways in a private Vinetopia screening room afterwards. Learn more at museumatpf.org/events/war-planet-apes-screening #warfortheplanetoftheapes #warfortheplanet #witnesstheend #mapape #museumatprairiefire @museumatpf @cinetopia

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3 months ago

Princess is getting ready for the spotlight in next week's Little Explorers Club: Turtles & Tortoises! Learn all about everyone's favorite shelled reptiles July 25, 26 and 27. You can learn about all museum events at museumatpf.org/events #museumatprairiefire #littleexplorersclub #discoveryroom #turtle #boxturtle #princess

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3 months ago

Wondering what are the best places to view the summer sky and what type of equipment you will need? Join us for next Wednesday's Science Happy Hour: Astronomy in Kansas City with Dan Johnson. The event takes place at 6:00 on 7/19 and will be $5 for members and $10 for general admission. #museumatprairiefire #sciencehappyhour #science #happyhour #astronomy #kansascity #kc

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3 months ago

Our Little Explorers got a great look at the Discovery Room's totem pole for today's session. It's fun to learn different ways people have told stories over the years. #museumatprairiefire #littleexplorersclub #discoveryroom

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3 months ago

Potentially millions of the microscopic animals known as water bears lurk in the Prairiefire Wetlands. Join Dr. William Miller of Baker University this Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the Museum's Great Hall for a look at the wonderful survivors known as tardigrades. #museumatprairiefire #waterbear #tardigrade #science #microscopic

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3 months ago

Meet Charlotte, the Discovery Room's new Chilean rose-haired tarantula! Charlotte was generously donated by Mason, who wanted to donate a new special friend to the Museum for his birthday! If you would like to make a gift to the Museum at Prairiefire and help grow our collection, please contact us at info@museumatpf.org or 913.333.3500. #museumatprairiefire #discoveryroom #spider #tarantula #charlotte

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3 months ago

Our poison dart frog tank has been given a sprucing up to better see the little hoppers. Check out the room our bumblebee frog has to work with! See him and a number of other colorful amphibians in our Discovery Room! #museumatprairiefire #discoveryroom #poisondartfrog #bumblebee #frog

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3 months ago

Our new Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches born yesterday are doing great. If you want to see the 40+ insects in our cockroach habitat stop by the Discovery Room! You may even get to hold one of these crawly critters if you ask nicely... #museumatprairiefire #naturalhistorymuseum #discoveryroom #hissingcockroach #cockroach

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3 months ago

The fourth and final specimen in our #independenceday #discoveryroom spotlight is a coeloophysis fossil doing in our #paleontology dig pit. This theropod is native to the New Mexican Ghost Ranch, making it our example of the American Southwest. #museumatprairiefire #naturalhistorymuseum #fourthofjuly #dinosaur

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3 months ago

Here's an item you may have seen last week as our #3 item from the four corners of America for our #independenceday #discoveryroom look. It's a totem pole from the Pacific Northwest. Learn all about them at next week's Little Explorers Club: Totem Poles & Their Tall Tales. #museumatprairiefire #anthropology #naturalhistorymuseum #fourthofjuly

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3 months ago

The second of our #discoveryroom #independenceday items to come from the four corners of the country is this alligator skull from the Southeast in Florida. Despite its ferocious bite this fascinating #biology specimen is quite the research item. #museumatprairiefire #fourthofjuly #naturalhistorymuseum

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