California State Parks in collaboration with the Central Coast State Parks Association is excited to announce a new exhibition entitled Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change. It will open at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History at Morro Bay State Park on Mar. 24 and will run through Sep. 17, 2023. Sponsored by the Central Coast State Parks Association, Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change features over 52 color photographs of wildflowers representing seven of California’s regions, as well as equipment used by photographers in the field, high- and low-tech interactives, and natural history text panels featuring maps and essays focused on California’s landscape and climate change. The exhibition aims to address how climate change and other human impacts affect California’s wildflowers.
The exhibition will be available to view at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History during open hours from 10am-5pm, 7 days a week.
Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change is an exhibition developed by Rob Badger and Nina Winter, and traveling through Exhibit Envoy. Exhibit Envoy provides traveling exhibitions and professional services to museums throughout California. For more information, visit www.exhibitenvoy.org.The Central Coast State Parks Association (CCSPA) funds traveling exhibitions at the Morro Bay Museum of Natural History, as well as several other educational programs in our local State Parks. For more information about how to support CCSPA and its fundraising efforts, please visit www.centralcoastparks.org. For more information on the exhibition and launch event, please contact Robyn Chase at Robyn.Chase@parks.ca.gov or call at (805) 286-0856.