The PBS children’s series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman came to campus recently to film a segment for the show’s upcoming fifth season. Dressed as detectives, two contestants on the program (which is part reality show, part game show, part spoof), arrived at the Amherst Museum of Natural History with a six-person crew on a drizzly weekend morning in June.
Amherst College Museum of Natural History to Remain Open During Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2008
AMHERST, Mass.—In response to increased interest and enormous positive feedback from the public, the Amherst College Museum of Natural History will remain open for visitors for the second straight year during the college’s Thanksgiving vacation from Friday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Nov. 30. It will be open each day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With more than 200,000 objects, the Beneski Museum of Natural History is one of the largest natural history museums in New England (after those at Harvard and Yale). The Museum houses a range of objects and specimens, including research and display collections in vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, mineralogy, geology, anthropology and osteology. Museum exhibits illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of fossil organisms and describe the geologic processes that have formed the earth and our local landscape.