Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 12, 2013

National Geographic exhibit coming to Dennos in June

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center has scored a National Geographic Traveling Exhibition featuring the groundbreaking research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes.

"Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution" will open June 16 and run through Sept. 22. Equal parts natural history, photography and science exhibition, the show gives visitors an in-depth look into the exotic world of birds-of-paradise in New Guinea, including their extravagant plumage, crazy courtship dances and bizarre behaviors.

Visitors will meet Laman and Scholes through introductory videos as they enter the exhibit, where they will also be greeted with natural soundscapes, traditional wood carvings and a montage of all 39 birds-of-paradise species — all photographed for the first time in history.

“We were pleased to be invited by National Geographic, in their 125 anniversary year, to be the opening venue for the national tour of this informative and fun exhibition about these amazing birds,” said Gene Jenneman, Dennos executive director.

Admission during the run of this special exhibition will be $10 for adults and $5 for children and museum members. For more information, call 995-1055.