Seasonal Special Happenings

Mating Rituals

When: Fri., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m. 2013

Tonight at 5:30, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History celebrates the opening of a special exhibition, Nature’s Mating Games: The Birds and the Bees. The opening marks the exhibit’s North American debut. The Natural History Museum in London collaborated with evolutionary biologists and animal behavioral scientists to create the display. Nature’s Mating Games explores the rare, strange and dangerous behaviors used to attract a mate in the animal kingdom. Visitors will discover how females choose partners and how males improve their seduction techniques. The exhibit will also feature information about how natural selection can lead to adaptation and evolution. While some of the examples of animal mating behavior are strange and extreme, other instances will hit close to home and provoke reflection about human mating rituals and habits. The Museum recommends Nature’s Mating Games: The Birds and the Bees for visitors 13 and older. (Rus)

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