Morven Museum & Garden

Rocks and Dinos!

Cretaceous Life of New Jersey , 1877, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807–1894), Princeton University Art Museum

Cretaceous Life of New Jersey, 1877, Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins (1807–1894), Princeton University Art Museum


Rocks and Dinos!

November 1, 2009 – July 2010




 

For this exhibition Morven has conserved natural history paintings commissioned by Princeton University in the 1870s, including paintings of New Jersey’s state dinosaur. This exhibit also displays fluorescent rocks from a rare geological vein in New Jersey and fossils excavated from the Princeton Battlefield and Princeton University Library, loaned by the New Jersey State Museum and Sterling Hill Mining Museum. The exhibit emphasizes interactive components for children, including “Please Touch!” fossils, kiosks with push-button questions loaned from the Academy of Natural Sciences, and videos.