Not a basketball fan? Feeling left out of the March Madness fun? Wishing there was a bracket that incorporated your interests in birds, mammals, insects, fishes, and more?
We have the solution for you! It’s called ...
Museum Madness is our version of the basketball tournament - with a twist. Instead of teams competing, we have objects vying for your interest. Would you like to learn more about our iconic elephant or a species of fish thought to have died out with the dinosaurs? Over the next two weeks, you decide what will advance through the rounds and reign victorious.
So who are the contenders?
In the Backbones Division we have ...
- Fenykovi Elephant
- Martha the Passenger Pigeon
- Roosevelt Rhinos
- Phoenix, the North Atlantic Right Whale
- X-ray of a Seahorse
- Great White Shark
In the Classics Division we have ...
- Burgess Shale Fossils
- Tasmanian Tiger
- Megalodon Jaws
- Neanderthal from Shanidar
- Lucy, Our Early Human Ancestor (reconstruction)
- Turtle Skeleton
In the Exhibit All-Stars Division we have ...
- Hope Diamond
- Easter Island Stone Figure
- Monarch Butterfly
- Bull Mummy
- Korean Bridal Gown
- Giant Squid
In the Wild Cards Division we have ...
- Allende Meteorite
- Deep-Sea Vent Worms
- Handaxe Made by Early Humans
- Wood Collection
- Scarab Beetle
- Invertebrates from the Gulf of Mexico
- Modern Human Art and Music
How do you vote and follow the action?
Starting Tuesday, March 20th, keep an eye open where you follow us - Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest - for links to the voting pages.
Sarah Banks, Audience Engagement Specialist, Office of Education and Outreach