Mother Nature: Modern Muse

Mother Nature: Modern Muse

EXHIBIT HOURS
Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

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Mon – Sat: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun: Noon – 5 p.m.

Technology Mimicking Mother Nature Is Truly Beautiful

Visit this Putnam-original exhibit and explore just a few of the innovations that have come about when we let Mother Nature be a modern-day muse!

Life on Earth has been evolving for billions of years. From single-celled organisms to giant blue whales, the story of life is one of trial and error. Mother Nature is continually discovering unique and innovative solutions and strategies that support life on Earth. While not all of Mother Nature’s solutions are elegant, many are truly amazing. Recognition of this has led to a growing trend in science and technology to look to nature in our search for innovative strategies, designs, and solutions. 

To read the exhibit captions in Spanish, click here. Para leer los subtítulos de la exhibición en español, haga clic aquí.

Learn More Before You Visit

Check out these resources to learn about biomimicry and how it’s used in our world:

  • Click HERE to watch a Youtube video for kids.
  • Click HERE to see 10 Examples of Biomimicry.
  • Click HERE to read about Biomimicry in Architecture.

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