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Science Museum of Minnesota Exhibit


WRI biologist Lynn Rogers provided the scientific information, video, and most of the photography for the black bear portion of this million-dollar exhibit produced by Curator Curt Hadland of the Science Museum of Minnesota.  It opened in February 1990 and remained at the Science Museum for a year.  Then it toured North America for ten years.  In total, this educational exhibit was seen by over 4 million people at 30 sites.    

 Venue City, State / Institution
 Opening Closing
 Attendance
 1 St. Paul, Minnesota
Science Museum of Minnesota
 02/17/1990  01/27/1991  742,290
 2

Yellowstone National Park
Grant Village Visitor Center

 06/06/1991  09/08/1991  255,077
 3 Indianapolis, Indiana
The Children's Museum
 10/03/1991  01/05/1992  145,579
 4 Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of Science
 01/30/1992  05/10/1992  318,826
 5 Boise, Idaho
Idaho State Historical Museum
 06/04/1992  09/07/1992  30,000
 6

Green Bay, Wisconsin
The Neville Public Museum

 10/01/1992  01/24/1993  65,922
 7 Denver, Colorado
Denver Museum of Natural History
 02/19/1993  05/09/1993  744,710
 8 New York, New York
American Museum of Natural History
 06/04/1993  10/03/1993  350,055
 9 Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati Museum of Natural History
 10/03/1993  01/02/1994  84,381
 10 Philadelphis, Pennsylvania
The Academy of Natural History
 01/27/1994  05/08/1994  59,600
 11 Washington, D.C.
Explorers Hall
 06/08/1994  09/05/1994  78,430
 12
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Museum of Discovery and  Science
 09/30/1994  01/08/1995  79,398
 13
Richmond, Virginia
Science Museum of Virginia
 02/04/1995  05/07/1995  67,440
 14
Bozeman, Montana
Museum of the Rockies
 05/27/1995  09/04/1995 86,452
 15 Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
 10/07/1995  01/02/1996 53,688
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Refurbished
Science Museum of Minnesota
 02/03/1996  05/05/1996 ----
 16
San Francisco, California
California Academy of Science
 05/24/1996  09/02/1996 321,229
 17
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Royal Ontario Museum
 09/28/1996  01/05/1997 168,752
 18
Muncie, Indiana
Minnetrista Cultural Center
 02/01/1997  05/04/1997 8,626
 ---
Refurbished
Science Museum of Minnesota
 05/31/1997  09/07/1997 ----
 19 Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Natural History
 10/04/1997  01/04/1998 75,000
 20
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee County Zoo
 01/31/1998  05/03/1998 59,447
 21 & 22
Albany, New York
New York State Museum
 05/30/1998  01/03/1999 50,769
 23
Greensboro, North Carolina
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
 01/30/1999  05/02/1999 58,044
 24
St. Paul, Minnesota
Science Museum of Minnesota
 05/29/1999  09/06/1999 195,114
 25
Los Angeles, California
L.A. County Museum of Natural History
 10/09/1999  01/02/2000 50,972
 26
Reno, Nevada
Wilbur May Museum
 01/29/2000  04/30/2000 20,341
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Abridged from 5,000 to 4,000 sq. ft.

 05/27/2000  09/04/2000 ----
 27
San Diego, California
San Diego Museum of Natural History
 10/21/2000  01/02/2001 29,418
 28 Houston, Texas
Town & Country Mall
 02/02/2001  04/29/2001  unavailable
 29 Banff, Alberta  Canada
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
 05/19/2001  09/30/2001  unavailable
 30
Orlando, Florida
Orlando Science Center
 10/20/2001  01/06/2002  unavailable
    Attendance to Date:  4,170,142