Welcome to the Anthropocene! You’ve been here all along, but maybe you didn’t know it.
The Anthropocene is the current geological era in which humans are making a profound impact on the geological strata. Geologists are still debating the term, but here at the museum, we are embracing it as a social and cultural tool for exploring the broad sum effect humans are having on the environment.
To put it simply, people are changing the planet. We’ll be exploring the good, the bad, and the ugly truths of the Anthropocene for the next six months with the new exhibition We Are Nature: Living in the Anthropocene, which opens October 28 at the museum.
We hope you’ll join us to examine evidence of the Anthropocene, interact with new digital exhibits, and add your voice to an important and timely conversation that impacts us all.