The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale has the Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution exhibit on display now through September 4, 2017
This stunning exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species ofbirds-of-paradise. In 2004, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of 18 targeted expeditions to document these bizarre birds. More than a decade and 37 distinct geographic locations later, they are on the verge of completing the first comprehensive study of all 39 known species of birds of paradise. Coverage includes photographs of all varieties and several never-before documented behaviors and interactions.
The fascinating stories of groundbreaking research and adventure paired with amazing footage and photography are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition.“Birds of Paradise” is a story of daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution, and conservation, as only National Geographic can present, with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, and engaging educational activities for all ages.
“Birds of Paradise” is a science exhibition, art show, and natural history display all rolled into one exhibit that encompasses sounds bites, videos, photographs and artifacts from their expeditions. The hands-on, multi-media components and mechanical and digital mini-stations allow students to better understand how these beautiful creatures have influenced a conservation movement.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday
12 noon to 6 p.m. Sunday