The Helpful Support of K-9 Units.

The canine, or K-9, Unit is an integral part of law-enforcement agencies across the globe. Utilizing dogs for law-enforcement purposes has been a practice seen at various points in history dating back to at least the middle ages. Bloodhounds were, and still are today, used as a means of tracking...

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Chinchilla? What’s a Chinchilla?

The chinchilla is a small, plush rodent, native to the Andes Mountains of South America, whose name is derived from the Chincha people of the same region. The species’ soft fur made them an ideal target for trapping, and eventually their passive behavior and delicate features allowed for easy domestication....

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From the Vault – A Look Behind the Museum’s Closed Doors

Have you ever wondered about the artifacts or artwork that a museum has that are not often on exhibit? Like many museums, the Museum of Arts and Sciences has many more objects in its vault (over 7,000) than on exhibit. Beginning with the first 2017 issue of the Membership newsletter,...

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Your Summer Assignment: Play Hard!

By Susan Welsh, Executive Director for the Museum of Arts and Sciences At the Museum of Arts and Sciences, we’re united in a common purpose to cultivate a new generation of wonder junkies. From exploring the mysteries of dark matter in the planetarium to creating vibrant abstract performance art in...

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What is an Education Curator?

By Susan Mays, Education Curator for the Museum of Arts and Sciences Education, and especially education in an informal environment, has been my passion since I was in high school. As I begin this, my first ever, blog I wanted to share a little about what an Education Curator does....

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