For most people, museums are just places to take the family on a lazy weekend or places you go to gawk at stuffed animals and ancient skeletons that have no practical applications to their lives or society. For me though, they were one of the only places i ever felt at home, where i belong. I have been going to museums to feed my passion for the natural world all my life. Whenever we went on a trip i was always looking for a museum to go to. And these days, i my enthusiasm has not waned. Since i hope to open my own museum someday, i am always looking at museum exhibits closely, looking for inspiration, what works, and even things not to do.
I’m having a little trouble with my math homework, so i haven’t been able to blog as much as I’d like. Anyway, here is a video of my recent jaunt to the John D. Cooper Center in Orange County, California. This awesome little gem is the official home of all the fossils and artifacts found in Orange County (the the bad ass crusher walrus Gomphotaria was absent). The paleontology curator, Meredith Riven, was nice enough to show us around.