Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bring Your Bones Day 2009

Thanks to everyone who made it out to Bring Your Bones Day 2009; it was a great day full of interest and curiosity! We had at least 179 people attend, plus volunteers and staff who made it possible to handle such a crowd. To see how packed the Natural History Exhibit was, check out the video below.

We saw a ton of bones brought in by visitors and volunteers alike. Some of the bones were identifiable, like a bison skull, and others remained a mystery. Either way, seeing so many bones in one place was an amazingly unique experience!


  1. It's so great to see this video! I love having the noise and energy of the day captured in this way. It makes me curious about this mystery whale vertebrae that was left over from the day? Does anyone know where it came from?

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the video! It certainly was fun to make. =)

    I can't recall who brought in the whale vertebra... Hm, that is a mystery! Maybe the person will reveal themselves someday. Until then, we'll just have to hold onto it!

  3. What a great day! People were so delighted to have the opportunity to bring bones that they had obviously been saving for years (in some cases) for identification or just to share them with others.

    I was also impressed by the turnout.

    Linda Dacon

  4. Hi Linda,

    The turnout was amazing! I've never seen that building so full of people! I'm sure next year's Bone Day will be even bigger.

    Take care,


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