Wild animals – and a dummy – at San Diego Int’l Airport

The recent edition of the San Diego International Airport (SAN) newsletter highlights some of the new exhibits that will be on view through July 2009, including:

In the Commuter Terminal, the Birch Aquarium’s “Feeling The Heat” exhibit includes giant triton sea shells,  staghorn coral, and then-and-now snowcap photographs from Alaska, New Zealand and the North Pole.

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In Terminal 2 (pre-security) an exhibit about the Lasting Legacies of Chinese Living History features antique boxes, utensils, traditional Chinese medicine (including an acupuncture dummy) and memorabilia from the Flying Tigers, American aviators who served in the Chinese Air Force during World War II.

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And in Terminal 2’s  East/West Transition corridor (post-security), you’ll walk by an exhibit titled Invisible People: large-format portraits by Neil Shigley of San Diego’s downtown homeless population.

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Also in Terminal 2 West (by gate 33 ), look for the exhibit about the Mexican Gray Wolf from the California Wolf Center , which includes animal specimens, including a mountain lion, fox, coyote and raven.

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(All photos courtesy San Diego International Airport)