Crane is Up!

Things are getting serious at the Peabody worksite. It took two other cranes to construct the one we’ll be using to build the Museum addition. You’ll be seeing a lot of it in the coming weeks as Turner Construction goes vertical with our renovation. First steel coming soon!

Fossil slab being removed on pallet jack

Last Specimen Leaving

The last specimen has left the Peabody galleries. The de-installation process began on December 7, 2019, with the removal of our Brontosaurus skull and culminated today with the fossil slab from David Friend Hall. It’s been a long 18 months and thousands of objects are now safely stored for the duration of construction. Congratulations and …

Preparators cleaning Xiphactinus

Fossil Fish Cleaning

Some things were just too big to leave the building. Bolted directly into our former Discovery Room, it took our friends at Research Casting International to get this trophy fish off the wall. Now we’re giving it a makeover! Preparators Christina Lutz and Cathy Lash have been meticulous cleaning all 15 feet of Xiphactinus audax …

Moving Mammals and Digging for Cranes

It’s mammal moving season in our Vertebrate Paleontology Division. We’re clearing out the last few rooms of the Peabody basement and these oversized specimens needed a temporary home while we build them a comfortable new one. Scroll for more… The first concrete floors of the new Central Gallery have been poured and a second crane …