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Beetles Exhibit

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The new exhibition "Beetles" is open to the public starting Monday, Oct. 8. Come by and immerse yourself in the diversity, beauty and behavior of beetles.


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"Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child"
January 9 – March 5, 2013
Created by
Hawkins Centers of Learning

Displayed in the museum's BioLounge this exhibition illustrates the dynamic approaches to learning and teaching that engage children's curiosity using readily available materials. It also highlights the collaboration between David Hawkins and Loris Malaguzzi, an architect of the world-renowned schools for young children in Reggio Emilia, Italy.


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