Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
January 31-September 20, 2015; Wed-Thur 11-5, Fri 11-9, Sat-Sun 10-6
This new exhibition takes a look at the diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Discover real bee specimens under a microscope, crawl through a human-sized beehive, and try on a beekeeper suit. Get involved with citizen science organizations, check out bee hotels installed in the museum gardens, and take home guides on planting a bee-friendly garden and building bee hotels for your own garden. Explore the causes of bee population decline, learn about the significance of bees to our economy and ecosystems, and discover how simple but powerful actions can help bees to survive in a changing world.
Presented by Oakland Museum of California
Three Bay Area artists—Carol Ladewig, Diane Rosenblum, and Lucky Rapp—exhibit large scale works that utilize grids of color to interpret and communicate external information and data to the viewers—the meaning of which may change depending on the viewers’ own associations with color.
Chilly weather? No, chili weather. Sample from the competitors in the cook-off but save room for the barbecue dinner. Too full? Walk it off browsing the silent auction or dance away the red meat.
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