The Natural History Museum is pleased to co-produce a series of expeditions and events on the occasion of the 13th Clean Energy Ministerial in Pittsburgh on September 20-23, 2022. This work is dedicated to frontline communities and will shine a spotlight on the costs, health impacts and environmental devastation caused by extractive and fossil fuel-based energy initiatives.read more
Expeditions are opportunities to connect the content and subjects of natural history museum displays to greater global contexts, which include the social and political forces that shape the natural world. We take small groups on expeditions that range from day trips to week-long excursions. Traveling both by plane and expedition bus, we explore locations throughout North America, and to sites of interest worldwide.
This May, Lummi carvers will transport an orca totem pole, salmon carvings, and our award-winning “Whale People” exhibit to communities throughout the Salish Sea and Snake River bioregion. The journey will draw attention to the extinction crisis facing Pacific Northwest salmon and orcas, and build support for the movement to remove the Snake River dams.read more
As record-breaking heat waves and floods ravage our continent, we join members of the Lummi Nation for a coast to coast expedition, transporting a 25-foot, hand-carved and painted totem poleread more
Seneca Lake is the largest body of fresh water wholly contained within the New York State. Its beauty is breathtaking, its water resource invaluable. But it has one other fairly unique physical feature. Under the lake are salt caverns, huge underground hollow expanses. A company called Crestwood is eyeing the caverns as a storage facility and transport hub for fracked gas. On this expedition we are joined by scientists familiar with the region’s unique geology and local activists who are fighting the proposed infrastructure project.read more
This expedition takes explorers to Detroit on The Natural History Museum’s bus. From there, we will travel by boat up the Calumet River to the Petro Coke mountain range. The visit will examine the mountain area as a habitat by speaking to locals about their experience of living in the region. Additionally, we will engage local scientists about the area as a natural environment.read more