The museum will reopen Thursday, February 1, 2018. In addition to the new renovations, the museum will reopen with a new temporary exhibit, “Echoes of Silent Spring: 50 Years of Environmental Awareness.” In 1962, a publication alerted the people of the world to potential dangers in pesticide use and thus ignited a global environmental movement. This was the book Silent Spring, which was written by marine biologist and conservationist Rachel Carson. This exhibit aims to revisit Carson’s research. Beyond the book, the exhibit also considers several interrelated issues such as environmental sustainability and agricultural practices, ethics, law and women in science. Read the book and come to the museum to experience the exhibit! “Echoes of Silent Spring” will be on display until March 17, 2018.