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Larger-than-WILDLIFE: Aquarium Sculptures (Part 1)

The 2020 Aquarium expansion will allow you to explore new worlds through unique wildlife sculptures.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, written by Leanna Read, photographed by Mika Miller

Cory Clawson works on wildlife sculptures

Perhaps you were or you have that child who explores his backyard with a magnifying glass or collects insects and plants. The Loveland Living Planet Science Learning Campus Plaza will provide the opportunity for every curious guest to explore micro-ecosystems like never before. Cory Clawson is a local sculptor who is making three new pieces for our expansion, with the help of his supportive dog, Woody.

Woody in a wildlife sculpture

The largest of these sculptures is a Star-nosed mole crawling out of tree roots. The sculpture includes a crawlspace tunnel with an interactive experience for kids where they can explore the world like a Star-nosed mole. His other projects include two microscopic creatures you may not recognize: a Tardigrade (or Water bear) and a Mite.

Clawson’s wildlife sculptures are a part of our vision to spark and cultivate curiosity and learning from different perspectives.

The expansion will be opening later this year. You can follow our progress on our social media pages.

Watch Cory’s interview here and check out his website.

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