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Bolz Conservatory Exhibits

Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699 - 1701

November 4, 2017 - March 4, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

Celebrate the 300th anniversary of the life of Maria Sibylla Merian! Ahead of her time, Maria Sibylla Merian's keen observational skills and work revolutionized both botany and zoology. Her artistic work changed the course of natural history illustration and left a lasting legacy of curiosity, knowledge, and beauty. See reproductions of her hand-colored engravings and some of the tropical plants she studied in Suriname up close in the Bolz Conservatory.


March 24 - July 15, 2018

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily

The trees are trimmed, the bushes pruned, and it's time to see the light in the forest. Learn how plants develop and change in the forest as light fluctuates. When a gap in the forest is created naturally or by a clipping from Olbrich's staff, growth develops at an exceptional rate.

FAll exhibit - TBD

Dates TBD

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily


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