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Exhibit: Treetop Opera

Opening - Friday, April 30, 2004
Ground floor, Discovery Center Lobby

Treetop Opera takes a celebratory and educational look at the periodical cicada emergence of Brood 10 this spring. The display will include a case, located outside the ground floor cafes, seven large close-up photos showing the cicada's life cycle arranged along the walls, and intermittent broadcasts of cicada recordings from past years.

Among the items intended for display are: a drawer of specimens from Natural History's Entomology department from different emergences and representatives of the three species that will emerge this year; an enlarged photo of the underside of a cicada to show what parts make all the noise, and a jar of nymphs collected from the last emergence.



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