Monday, June 25, 2012

Check out the New Squid Display at the Delaware Museum of Natural History




Delaware Museum of Natural History Unveils New Squid Display 
Giant Squid Kiosk interprets cephalopod on view in Museum's entrance. 

The Delaware Museum of Natural History recently unveiled dramatic interpretation for its giant squid model, on display in the Museum's entryway.

The Giant Squid Kiosk, comprised of hands-on display panels including a basketball to represent the approximate size of a giant squid's eye, provides interpretation for the first thing Museum visitors encounter as they walk through the front doors. For several years, the giant squid model has hung from the ceiling of the Museum's entrance, but until now has not had any interpretation to accompany this remarkable display.

The Giant Squid Kiosk is on permanent display at the Museum and in addition to the basketball representation of a giant squid's eye, includes a 3D model of a giant squid club (a series of suckers on the squids tentacles), a flip book of various types of squid and their relative size to humans, and a dissection model illustrating the various parts of a squid. This display serves as a complement to the range of other animals available for visitors to explore at the Delaware Museum of Natural History.   


WHERE: Delaware Museum of Natural History, 4840 Kennett Pike, Wilmington, DE 19807

ADMISSION: $9 for adults, $7 for children (3-17), $8 for seniors, FREE for children 2 and younger. FREE for museum members.

MORE INFO: Visit www.delmnh.org or call (302) 658-9111.



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