The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. The Web site is an extension of the experiences on the museum's floor. Webcasts broadcast live directly from the museum floor give you access to special events and other resources. Find over 200 simple experiments, science fair resources, and information on everything from the human body to sports science. The science-related link list is excellent.
The Field Museum of Chicago – Botany Research and Collections
The Department of Botany manages the fifth largest herbarium in the Western Hemisphere, estimated to include 2.6 million specimens of angiosperms, gymnosperms, pteridophytes, bryophytes, fungi and algae. The Mycology Collection consists of approximately 157,000 specimens. Plenty of current research to read about. Visit the Field Museum home page to find what the entire museum has to offer.
Museum of Paleontology - University of CA, Berkeley
This online branch of the museum provides a directory of people associated with the museum and information about publications and research facilities. It offers information on seminars and classes, online exhibits and catalogs. The Subway provides access to other museums and internet resources relevant to paleontology.
National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute - Department of Botany
The United States National Herbarium (US) currently holds total 4.5 million specimens, making this collection among the ten largest in the world representing about 8% of the plant collection resources of the United States. Explore current research, locate a staff member or browse the catalog of botanical illustrations, which has over 3000 images. Go to Exhibits & Programs from the Natural History Home Page for visitor information.