KU Natural History Museum Panorama

Last Sunday the KU Museum of Natural History celebrated the 125th anniversary of the Lewis Lindsay Dyche Panorama that was first exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. The exhibit consists of a 360 degree view of various types of animals, with new editions expanding on the original North American exhibit.

On Sunday the museum hosted interactive activities such as building your own panorama, petting cockroaches and spinning ferris wheels. These activites were organized in order to celebrate the World’s Fair. Outreach Coordinator Eleanor Gardner believes that the exhibit is important because it was one of the first examples of taxidermy with environmental context.

Here is my ASF link:


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