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Exploring the archives of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science three stories underground

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Taxidermied animals, including bison, in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s basement archives. March 1, 2023.

When you visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, you get to see fossils, gems, and animals from around the world. But there is plenty more at the museum that the public does not often get to see.

CPR’s May Ortega takes us three stories underground into the museum’s archives, to see its first specimen, along with a giant clam, and whale baleen.