The first exhibit hall I visited was the Welch Chemistry Hall. There were many small sections in the hall about the different things we learned about in the chemistry chapter and in the DNA chapter. Some of the things I saw about chemistry was about suspensions and solutions, bioluminescence, electrolysis of water, the periodic table, matter in motion, and the pH scale. They also had a section about the double-helix stand.
Each of these sections had a few small paragraphs about the subject it was talking about. It gave a lot of quick and simple information about the station if you did not know much about it. I did not learn anything new since we learned about most of the stuff in depth during class.
What I really liked about the Welch Chemistry Hall exhibit was how each station had some type of button you could press and you could see how the model worked. It was really interesting to see the different ideas they had set up in the exhibit.
This It was a really good exhibit to go to even if you had no clue about chemistry since the paragraphs about the stations were in simple terms. This exhibit was my favorite since it actually had things you could participate in and learn with “hands-on” activities.
Hall of African Wildlife This exhibit had many different species of the African Wildlife. Some of the displays behind glass walls had a lot of interesting and different wildlife. Some of the wildlife that caught my eye was the gorillas and mandrills. Here is some of the information I found about them at the museum.
Gorillas live on the forest floor and lower stata. Usually they live in groups of up to 5 individuals and feed on leaves. I did not know that gorillas’ conservation status was endangered. Some major threats to the gorillas are habitat loss and degradation due to agrarianism, timber extraction, and human settlement.
Mandrills live on the forest floor in groups of up to 30 individuals. They feed on fruit and some insects. Major threats to Mandrills are