Rental Exhibits


Scorpions!

This exhibit is for rent!

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The word “scorpion” often evokes fear. Although scorpions are abundant around the world, and encounters with humans are common, most people know very little about these remarkable creatures. This exhibit will present information about scorpions – their evolution, anatomy, family life, diet, and the truth about their venomous reputation – in addition to addressing scorpions in history and popular culture. Live scorpion specimens will be on display and a dark room will illuminate how scorpions fluoresce under a black light. Curated by Hi:Desert Nature Museum biologist Stefanie Ritter.

Please contact museum coordinator Stefanie Ritter for more information.


Scorpions: There goes the neighborhood

Maybe it’s just too hard to love the scorpion. Pity the little ones, though, who will never hear the gushing exclamation: “Oh, isn’t it cute!” No one will ever gush over the scorpion, it’s probably safe to say.

With all their alienness of joint, appendage and articulation, scorpions tend to repulse us, tend to give us the creeps. They share this recoil-making effect with the other members of their eight-legged tribe. Yet, scorpions gain an added portion of our repulsion with the curl of their tail and the venomous bulb at the end of it. We may not like spiders, but a goodly number of us absolutely loathe scorpions.

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Rental Fee Structure 1 – Full Exhibition with Artifacts and Dark Room

2 month rental $1,500 ($750 per month)

3 month rental $2,000 ($666 per month)

4 month rental $2,400 ($600 per month)

5 months or more $500 per month

Rental Fee Structure 2 – Text/Photo Panels Only

2 month rental $750 ($375 per month)

3 month rental $1,000 ($333 per month)

4 month rental $1,200 ($300 per month)

5 months or more $250 per month

Please contact museum coordinator Stefanie Ritter for more information.