On March 19th and 20th, during Spring Break Week, the Miniature Museum of Natural History and Laboratory will be going to the Imagination Station in North Liberty at the Gymnastics Center, 455 Herky Avenue. We’ll be there between 10 am and 12 noon both days to talk about the project.
We will be bringing an assortment of the fabulous dioramas
We will have the miniature laboratory case with miniature slides and microscope.
We will have the miniature bird and butterfly cases with the miniature specimen cabinets.
We make the miniature butterflies and moths by miniaturizing them then printing on vellum paper, carefully cutting them out and slightly bending their wings. The miniature nests we make on the tips of chopsticks, winding the fleece with bits of hair and grass and glue.
We repurposed miniature furniture and make compartments for specimen cabinets, then collect the tiniest pebbles, gemstones, shells and we make miniature eggs ourselves, painting in the spots when required.
And of course the rocks and minerals case, along with
the miniature herbarium where we carefully press plants and mount them on cards with strips of vellum and have a small library of natural history books we’ve made by miniaturizing big ones.
We will have some presentations on these days between 10 am and 12 noon for those who can attend. And our special museum guard, Mr. Dog, will also be in attendance to offer pet therapy.
We hope to see you there!