Sense of Wonder

This area of MPM is designed to suggest a late-Victorian museum exhibition.

whale skeletonAt that time, museums of natural history often emphasized collections of the beautiful, the rare, and the unusual, but generally without context. More than 1,000 rarely seen specimens from the Museum's collection of 4 million are displayed, ranging in size from a pinecone seed to a 36-foot-long skeleton of a humpback whale.