Flower Pressing

Flowers are a beautiful sign of spring, and making a Flower Press is one way to make them last and bring a part of nature into your home. Preserving flowers and plants isn’t just a way to make art, it can be a great way to study the parts of a flower and one way to record what specimens are found in different locations. Once you get the hang of pressing plants and flowers, head to the Florida Museum’s Herbarium Page to learn more about making an herbarium sheet that can be part of your own plant library. The largest herbarium, or collection of preserved plants that are stored and catalogued for study, is Kew Gardens, with about 7 million preserved plant specimens! Can you make an herbarium sheet for your favorite plant? Send us a picture of your flower pressing or herbarium sheet to e.carey@sscnh.org. We’d love to see what you find!

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Delayed opening today.

Seacoast Science Center will open at 11am today due to inclement weather.