PBS "Fetchers" Come to Campus

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.

The Beneski Museum of Natural History

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 speciments, including research and display collections in vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, mineralogy, anthropology and osteology. Museum exhibits illustrate the evolution and ecology of major groups of animals and describe the geologic processes that have formed the earth and our local landscape. 

Amherst College Museums Extend Opening Hours through Jan. 25

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
December 14, 2007 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College Museum of Natural History To Remain Open During Thanksgiving Vacation

Submitted by Patricia M. Allen
November 16, 2007 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417