Natural History Museums are famous for their displays and dioramas. Dioramas are displays that recreate a scene with plants, animals and a painted background. The scene could be of dinosaurs from millions of years ago or of a forest with trees, deer and birds.
By Richard MacMichael, Coordinator of Visitor Services and Interpretive Programming - Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Museums collect specimens and objects that capture a moment in time. They are preserved and kept safe for study now and into the future. Something collected today may be the key to an important discovery tomorrow or many years from now.