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Welcome to Catalyst, the Museum's official online magazine. We invite you to embark on a journey of exploration, discovery and connection with the natural world. Whether you're a science enthusiast, a lover of museum exhibitions, or simply someone curious about the wonders of our planet, we're here to inspire and inform you.

At Catalyst, we are passionate about sharing the fascinating stories, latest news, and scientific discoveries that enrich the Museum's collections and exhibitions. Our goal is to bridge the gap between the intricate world of science and the curious minds of our readers. Through engaging content and captivating narratives, we aim to make the complex comprehensible and the extraordinary accessible.

  • Membership Benefits: Become a member and gain early access to stories, news updates, and behind-the-scenes content. Membership not only supports our mission but also provides you with a deeper connection to the Museum's wonders. Learn more about membership, here.

  • Multilingual Option: We believe that knowledge should be accessible to everyone. That's why we offer a multilingual option. Simply select your preferred language from the Google Translate tab located in the top right-hand corner, and enjoy our content in your language. While we acknowledge that Google Translate is not perfect, we're committed to enhancing inclusivity and accessibility through available technology.

  • Catalyst Archive: Delve into the past by exploring our Catalyst Archive. Access previous printed magazine issues and rediscover timeless stories and scientific insights. Visit the archive, here.


Meet the Team:

Amanda Bennett
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Julio Poletti
Manager of Media Relations and Communications
Sarah Poetzschke
Digital Marketing Manager
Maurilio Tapia
Communications Support Specialist
Bethany Almon
Marketing Manager
Taran Volckhausen
Journalist and Content Writer
Carlos Mosqueda
Manager of Creative Technology
Gina Marzulla
Graphic Designer
Memri Chaverst
Social Media and Digital Engagement Specialist
Doug Viener
Graphic Designer