08.16.2010 / Nature Unleashed at The Durham Museum

Are you looking to experience something absolutely amazing? Look no further than the plant we live on. The Earth sustains us, protects us, and makes life possible; but it also humbles us with its dramatic power.

"The Earth sustains us, protects us, and makes life possible; but it also humbles us with its dramatic power."

This summer, The Durham Museum will host Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters from Chicago’s Field Museum. This dynamic exhibition, explores natural disasters through stunning displays, state-of-the-art animations, poignant, large-scale images, and cultural artifacts that reveal the dynamic relationship we have with the Earth.

Nature Unleashed focuses on four types of disasters – earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and tornados. These phenomena are the spectacular results of the forces that drive our ever-changing planet. Nature Unleashed examines the science behind the history and headlines and illustrates how much we know and how much we are still learning about nature’s terrifying power.

Witness what it’s like to stand inside a roaring tornado; trigger an underwater earthquake and simulate a tsunami; create a virtual volcano; touch and examine rock and lava specimens that tell of past geologic events; discover how people adapt to living at risk; and be inspired by the resiliency of disaster survivors. Everyone in your family is sure to enjoy this spectacular display!

Nature Unleashed is sponsored by First National Bank and will be on display May 22 – September 12, 2010 at The Durham Museum. Visit for more information.

Have you attended this exhibit? Let us know what you think!

This exhibition and its national tour were developed by The Field Museum, Chicago. National Tour Sponsor: Allstate

Nature Unleashed is sponsored by the Durham Foundation, Douglas County Commissioners, First National Bank, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc. and the Durham Society.

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