Attractions: Martha: A Story of Extinction

Despite the lack of her physical presence, the Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibit, Martha: A Story of Extinction, shows how hunting and habitat destruction affect animals today and how some are being b

Martha, the last passenger pigeon, died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, effectively rendering the species extinct. After her death, she was stuffed and put on display at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. until 1999 — and she’s back there now until September for the exhibit Once There Were Billions. Despite the lack of her physical presence, the Cincinnati Museum Center’s exhibit, Martha: A Story of Extinction, shows how hunting and habitat destruction affect animals today and how some are being brought back from the brink. 


Through March 1. All museum pass: $18 adults; $17 seniors; $13 children. 1301 Western Ave., Queensgate, cincymuseum.org.

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