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Opening March 2, 2014

Maize: Mysteries of an Ancient Grain

Maize is a critically important crop, locally and around the world. Visit the Bell Museum and explore the science of how maize has evolved over thousands of years, and discover why it continues to surprise us today.

Large graphic wall displays and interactive exhibits invite you to explore how scientists think and work, and how their research improves world food supplies. Learn the history of this ancient grain and how it has become one of the world's three most important crops!

Funding for this exhibit comes from the National Science Foundation Plant Genome Research Program. It was developed by the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth.