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UM Museum of Natural History

Difficulty: Expert
Part of the SummerGame2014 Game

Sadly, this year's Explorer series is coming to an end. But, on the upside, this last badge will have you hunting around a place that has tons of interesting stuff to see. Be sure to check the museum's hours and leave yourself ample time to enjoy this fine UM museum while you collect your codes!

1. Welcome to the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History! Before you head inside, wave to the pumas and walk the path through the Butterfly Garden. There are all sorts of different plants here that attract butterflies. You want to find one called: New Jersey ____ ______.

2. Head inside the museum and up the main staircase to the second floor – the Prehistoric Life exhibit. Track down the skull of the Tyrannosaurus rex. He was one of the bigger predators to ever walk the earth, but he wasn’t the biggest. Your next code is the name of the flesh-eating dinosaur that was even bigger than T. Rex.

3. Find the small staircase near the T Rex skull and head up to the third floor balcony. What a great view of the dinosaurs! Did you notice the North American Wolverine next to you? Michigan has been known as the Wolverine State for ages, but no one knows where the nickname came from. One theory is that it came from a fight over where to draw the boundary between ________ ____ _______.

4. Walk through the Michigan Wildlife exhibit and take the main staircase up to the fourth floor. Look at all the fancy rocks at the top of the stairs! Find the case with Fluorite, Almandine, and Pegmatite. Your next code is the name of the “roses” that we didn’t mention yet.

5. Walk through the fourth floor exhibits to the display case celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the First Moonwalk. Your next code is the last name of Robert, the Rocket Genius.

6. Right next to you is the entrance to the Anthropology room. Walk in and carefully have a seat in the old dugout canoe. Name the skilled canoe maker who carved it from a single white pine tree for your next code.

7. Last clue! On your way out of this great museum, say thanks to Norman Asa Wood and Carl L. Hubbs, two former curators of the U of M Museum of Zoology. Your final code is the name of the Michigan artist who sculpted the portrait busts of these two men.

300 SummerGame2014 point bonus when earned

This badge has been awarded to 144 players

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