In 2004, National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of 15 targeted expeditions to document bizarre birds. Eight years and 37 distinct geographic locations later, they completed the first comprehensive study of all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise. The fascinating stories of ground breaking research and adventure paired with amazing footage and photography are the foundation of this highly interactive exhibition. Birds of Paradise is a story of daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution and conservation, as only National Geographic can present, with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, and engaging educational activities for all ages. Designed to appeal to a wide demographic of visitors, Birds of Paradise is a science exhibition, art show, and natural history display presented as one. Museum admission during this special exhibition will be $10 adults, $5 children (5-12 years) and museum members.