Temporary Exhibitions: Nature's Amazing Machines

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 On this page, view: 

  • Important Dates/Special Events

  • Exhibition Training Videos, Resources, and Manual 

  • 2017 Exhibition Information

Please direct any questions or comments to Rachel at  rachel.mullen@dmns.org .



Nature's Amazing Machines Training Information:

Session 1: Wednesday, 5/31
1:30-4:30 OR 6-9, Ricketson Auditorium

Session 2: Wednesday, 6/7
1:30-4:30 OR 6-9, Ricketson Auditorium

Session 3: Tuesday, 6/13
1:30-4:30, Anschutz Special Exhibits Gallery, then Science Atrium, Studios 102/103/106 (To maintain smaller rotation group sizes, recommended date for Weekday AM teams)

OR Wednesday, 6/14
1:30-4:30 (Recommended for Weekday PM teams)  OR 6-9, 
(Recommended for Weekend teams),  Anschutz Special Exhibits Gallery, then Science Atrium, Studios 102/103/106 


For all Session 3 Trainings,  the walkthrough in Anschutz will be the first hour of the training, with the final two hours as facilitation training in the studios and science atrium.

AND Note:  We will be able to enter the gallery early  for the walkthroughs if you are someone who needs extra time.  If you attend an afternoon session for Training #3, you can enter any time after 12:30, and evening, any time after 5pm.


Extended Hours:


Regardless of how late temporary exhibit galleries are scheduled to remain open, volunteers are asked to extend their shifts by one half hour during extended hours operations. Thank you for volunteering this extra time!

Special Event Help Needed:


If you are able to help at any of these events, it is much appreciated!  Please email Rachel at rachel.mullen@dmns.org to sign up. 


Nature's Amazing Machines Preview Presentation Video  

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Nature's Amazing Machines Manual: TO BE UPLOADED SOON

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Session #1 Materials: 5/31


Session #2 Materials: 6/7


Session #3 Materials: 6/13-14:


Supplemental Articles for Extended Learning 

Preview Presentation PowerPoint 


Additional Resources:


Temporary Exhibitions Overall Information


Vikings: Beyond the Legends Exhibition Details

  • Exhibit Dates: March 9/10, 2017 - August 13, 2017 
  • Located in Phipps Gallery
  • Created by the Swedish History Museum
  • Educator: Julia Spalding-Beegles, Samantha Richards, Jennifer Moss-Logan (Enactors)
  • Curator: Steve Nash
  • Surcharged


Learn more about the exhibition HERE and HERE


Nature's Amazing Machines Exhibition Details

  • Exhibit Dates: June 15/16, 2017 - January 1, 2018
  • Located in Anschutz Gallery
  • Created by the Field Museum
  • Educator: Neha Gidvani and Cybil Holmes
  • Curator: Garth Spellman
  • Free 


Learn more about the exhibition HERE and HERE.


Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibition Details

  • Exhibit Dates: October 5/6, 2017 - January 15, 2018
  • Located in Phipps Gallery
  • Created by the Royal Ontario Museum
  • Educator: Samantha Richards
  • Curator: TBD
  • Free

Learn more about the exhibition  HERE and HERE.