Beneski Museum of Natural History

New Exhibition On View

Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape
On view through April 19, 2015
Beneski Museum of Natural History

Top: McCall Glacier, 1973, photographed by Dennis Trabant; Bottom: McCall Glacier, 2007, photographed by Ken Tape

Large-format photographs hang on two floors of the Beneski Museum, offering “before-and-after” views of Alaska's Arctic by placing decades-old photos alongside contemporary images taken from the same vantage points. The exhibition also includes a series of thought provoking quote panels and media presentations, providing visitors with an understanding of the deep cultural connection that Arctic indigenous residents have to this fragile land. Read More»

Beneski Museum of Natural History

Panoramic View of the Museum

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Open Tue - Fri 11-4 & Sat - Sun 10-5

Beneski Museum of Natural History
11 Barrett Hill Road
Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002-5000
(413) 542-2165  

Tekla Harms, Director and Professor of Geology

Alfred Venne, Museum Education Curator (avenne@amherst.edu)

Kate Wellspring, Collections Curator

Museum Director and Professor of Geology, Tekla Harms, speaks about Edward Hitchcock and introduces Kevin Baines '76 who then discusses dinosaur extinction.

 (Holiday Closures 1/1 - 7/4 - 11/25 & 11/26 - 12/24-12/26)