In this remarkable new Smithsonian exhibition, Life in One Cubic Foot, scientists and citizens discover the biodiversity found in places around the globe, to make sense of the natural world and our place in it. Visitors learn what a cubic foot of land, or water, or air reveals about the amazing diversity of our planet. Biocubes, easy, flexible, one-cubic-foot frames that help document all the lifeforms in a small area, focus our attention and help bring biodiversity to light. Visitors follow scientists and researchers into the mysterious ocean, and watch students exploring closer to home to see how this simple measure is enriching what we know of the world. The exhibition explores ideas around systems science— the interdisciplinary complexity of systems in nature—and reveals ways that anyone can become a citizen scientist and do their part to understand the diversity of life in their own communities.
Mid-America Science Museum has partnered with local organizations to install biocubes throughout Garland County. Like those in the Smithsonian exhibit, these cubes invite participants to scan, observe, and document the amazing ecosystems in our own community. Currently, biocubes can be found at the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts; Garland County Library; and near the Fordyce Bathhouse courtesy of the National Park Service.
Included with price of admission. General Admission | Adults: $10, Children Ages 2-12: $8, Children under age 2 - Free, Seniors 65+: $8.00, Active and Retired Military (must provide military ID): $8