By Sarah Boessenecker
Recently, Best College Reviews honored the CCNHM by listing us as one of the top Higher Education Natural History Museums. We made the list at number 21, along side many notable and well-known museums, such as the Yale Peabody Museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University. Talk about some highly acclaimed universities and museums to be included with!
Our museum was founded in April of 2010, so this is quite the achievement for a 6 year old museum. Over the past 6 years we’ve grown and become a must-see on the list of things to do in Charleston, and our collection is constantly changing; Charleston is a hot-spot for cetacean fossils, and is quickly becoming the premier location for the study of whale evolution.
Whales aren’t all the CCNHM has to offer though – we also have a plethora of sea turtles, sloths, dugongs, mammoths – and even some trilobites, marine reptiles and dinosaur specimens for those who prefer their fossils on the older side.
If you’re in the area be sure to come and take a tour – it’s guaranteed you’ll have a blast, and learn a bit too. Be sure to stay tuned to this blog as we will keep you posted on all the happenings with the museum, as well as teaching you about the fossils in our collection!