Museums are so much fun, it’s ridiculous that it’s not against the law. We absolutely love walking (remember, no running!) down the corridors of art galleries, as well as science and history museums. But while we’re absorbing all of that knowledge and human genius, we also remember to have a spot of fun. This article is all about that.

Our team here at Bored Panda has curated this list of those glorious moments when people had tons of fun at museums. Have a scroll and stroll down our digital gallery and remember to touch the art as much as you’d like. Oh, and if you have a favorite museum, why not let us know all about it in the comments? For instance, we’re huge fans of the Natural History Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

#1

I Spotted This Today At The Cleveland Museum Of Natural History

I Spotted This Today At The Cleveland Museum Of Natural History

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Genius!

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#2

Close Enough

Close Enough

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KJ
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7 months ago

The original statue is on the right if you got confused.

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#3

This Art Completes Me

This Art Completes Me

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Peter Kelly
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7 months ago

This certainly is thumbthing...

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Even though we’re major fans of museums, we also understand that not everyone is. Hopefully, this list will change your mind. Some people find museums intimidating. Boring. Even snooty. But that’s far from the case in our experience.

Good museums make art, history, and science approachable and enjoyable. There’s nothing to be gained by turning someone away. And there’s everything to gain by sparking joy and curiosity in someone’s heart. In short, learning is a lot of fun. But teaching? There’s something even more magical there.

#4

Houston Museum Of Natural Science’s Humor

Houston Museum Of Natural Science’s Humor

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Bellala
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7 months ago

I love it

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#5

"Kevin? What Have They Done To You?" Decided To Spend Halloween At The Museum Of Natural History. Great Decision

"Kevin? What Have They Done To You?" Decided To Spend Halloween At The Museum Of Natural History. Great Decision

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Rhea.S🤍
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7 months ago

They are doing research for a science project😀

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#6

This Is How To Enjoy A Visit To A Museum

This Is How To Enjoy A Visit To A Museum

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Mistralok
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7 months ago

So sweet. I'm so glad she loves art.

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One way to spread awareness and interest in art and history is through memes on social media. One successful example of this is the ‘Classical Damn’ Instagram account. Bored Panda recently spoke to the founder of the project who found a lot of success when they mixed classical paintings with modern captions.

In short, the memes made classical art very relatable because they touched on topics that we all care about. From relationships and coronavirus to politics and religion.

#7

Visited A RAF Museum In Cornwall And Saw This Police Statement

Visited A RAF Museum In Cornwall And Saw This Police Statement

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ADHORTATOR
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7 months ago

yes, good boy Peach

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#8

All The Single Ladies

All The Single Ladies

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Pete
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7 months ago

Statues got moves 👀

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#9

Visited The Modern Art Museum Today. Fascinating Stuff

Visited The Modern Art Museum Today. Fascinating Stuff

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

That's art critic level trolling, right there! 😝👏

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"Even though the paintings are hundreds of years old, their expressions and captions make it seem they are one of us," they told Bored Panda.

"In my opinion, art and art history can be made more accessible by increasing public access to art spaces. Instagram has done a tremendous job in this by providing a platform to artists, content creators, and curators," the creator of 'Classical Damn' said.

#10

So I Went To A Museum

So I Went To A Museum

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Bellala
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7 months ago

4th image looks kinda cursed

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#11

Went To A Museum Armed With Face App To Brighten Up A Lot Of The Sombre Looks On The Paintings And Sculptures. The Results

Went To A Museum Armed With Face App To Brighten Up A Lot Of The Sombre Looks On The Paintings And Sculptures. The Results

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LisaMarie
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7 months ago

This works far too well! 😅

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#12

Abraham Lincoln: Dog Walker (Taken Outside NYHS Museum)

Abraham Lincoln: Dog Walker (Taken Outside NYHS Museum)

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KJ
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7 months ago

That dog looks like it is having the time of its life.

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"More and more people have started appreciating art after seeing them on their feeds and then trying to learn more about their backgrounds. Technology has made its interpretation and access inclusive. The future is going to be an exciting period for art and I'm looking forward to it,” they shared their thoughts.

However, former art gallery director Shelby Bercume from Florida disagrees that art and history aren’t approachable. She sees art as an intrinsic part of our daily lives.

#13

Historical Figures Lined Up For Reopening Of Museum Of Gloucester

Historical Figures Lined Up For Reopening Of Museum Of Gloucester

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

I wish I'd known....

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#14

A Guest Dropped A Pacifier In The Cypress Swamp Exhibit At The Virginia Living Museum Today. Someone Was Quick To Take Advantage

A Guest Dropped A Pacifier In The Cypress Swamp Exhibit At The Virginia Living Museum Today. Someone Was Quick To Take Advantage

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

Maggie "the Suckerfish" Simpson.

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#15

My Little Cousins Wanted To Know Why The Art Museum Had A Painting Of Their Uncle

My Little Cousins Wanted To Know Why The Art Museum Had A Painting Of Their Uncle

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Lyone Fein
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7 months ago

We all want to know

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"Art is not snooty and complicated. Art is in literally everything we do, it makes the world go round. It is how we market, it’s what we decorate our homes with, heck it is what we decorate ourselves with," she shared her opinion with Bored Panda.

"You literally cannot turn around without seeing some form of art, in architecture, logos, billboards, television, everything. And that came from somewhere," she said that, from her perspective, the idea that art is unapproachable is archaic.

#16

Found My Ex In The Natural History Museum

Found My Ex In The Natural History Museum

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Shoddy
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7 months ago

Oooh that's harsh.

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#17

Had An Electric Day At The Children’s Museum

Had An Electric Day At The Children’s Museum

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Auntriarch
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

Awwwwww! Bless his hair

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#18

Guy Visits The Museum Of Illusions Alone, Gets A Museum Worker To Help Him With The Pictures

Guy Visits The Museum Of Illusions Alone, Gets A Museum Worker To Help Him With The Pictures

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Kayla J
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7 months ago

Museum workers rule. Be nice to them and they will help you find the ins and outs.

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"Everything is cyclical. We develop new styles that hold qualities of the old while still addressing and innovating in the now. So do I think there will be an exact regurgitation of the older movements? No. But I do think we can see common themes from what once was," Shelby mused about whether or not we’ll see a renaissance of classical art.

"I don’t think I could pick one movement that would be my favorite, but I am very fond of the Rococo movement. I love the frivolousness and whimsey of it. It was idealistic and excessive and a bit of an absurd expression of a carefree lifestyle," the art history expert told Bored Panda.

#19

Absolute Madlad

Absolute Madlad

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KJ
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7 months ago

Shrektopus.

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#20

Took Kids To A Children's Museum. My Five-Month-Old Fell Asleep Before We Got There But We Didn't Let That Stop Her From Having A Blast

Took Kids To A Children's Museum. My Five-Month-Old Fell Asleep Before We Got There But We Didn't Let That Stop Her From Having A Blast

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KJ
Community Member
7 months ago

She will "love" seeing these pics on her 18th or when she brings a boy / girl round to meet the parents.

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#21

My Husband Thoroughly Enjoyed The Science Museum

My Husband Thoroughly Enjoyed The Science Museum

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Francis
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7 months ago

his inner child had a blast :D

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"It definitely shows the disconnect of the French aristocracy from the plights of the common people, but for me, in this day and age, it serves as an idealistic escape into whimsy and a carefree land of nonsense. It just makes me giggle."

Shelby believes that we can appreciate art without delving too deeply. There isn’t always something “to get” when it comes to art.

#22

Rare Statue Of Michael Jackson Spotted At The Field Museum In Chicago

Rare Statue Of Michael Jackson Spotted At The Field Museum In Chicago

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Rijkærd
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7 months ago

Hihihi

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#23

I Work In A Museum. This Is How I Spend My Break

I Work In A Museum. This Is How I Spend My Break

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Good use of time

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#24

When I Was 10, I Also Visited The Lamborghini Manufacturing Plant & Museum. My Dad Was A Little More Creative About Taking A Picture Of Me

When I Was 10, I Also Visited The Lamborghini Manufacturing Plant & Museum. My Dad Was A Little More Creative About Taking A Picture Of Me

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Susan Green
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7 months ago

Great photo.

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"If you don’t care for one style of art, there are plenty others to choose from. I have never really understood why there is such a block. Art is what you make of it, if you don’t like 'x,' move on to 'y.' And if you really want to understand something, do your research and dive into it. Figure out what the beginnings were. What is the artist trying to say? Are they trying to say anything? Is it for aesthetics? Are you supposed to interpret it or are you looking too far into it? You don’t have to understand everything to like it, and you don’t have to like everything to appreciate it. If you can’t get past disliking a particular movement, you can find another one."

#25

The Fire Exit Sign In This Egyptian Museum Is A Pharaoh Running

The Fire Exit Sign In This Egyptian Museum Is A Pharaoh Running

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Lyone Fein
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7 months ago

Run like an Egyptian

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#26

Mr. Bean Has Reach Enlightenment. British Museum

Mr. Bean Has Reach Enlightenment. British Museum

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Mistralok
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7 months ago

Mr. Bean taught me one thing in life; enjoy your own company instead of expecting someone else to make you happy.

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#27

I Was At The National Gallery In Slovakia And Noticed They Use Star Wars Wallpaper On One Of The Walls In A 19th-Century Art Exhibit

I Was At The National Gallery In Slovakia And Noticed They Use Star Wars Wallpaper On One Of The Walls In A 19th-Century Art Exhibit

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James016
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7 months ago

Star Wars was set a long time ago.

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#28

Went To The Shanghai Natural History Museum Today. I Think The Taxidermist Was Out Sick On Lion Day

Went To The Shanghai Natural History Museum Today. I Think The Taxidermist Was Out Sick On Lion Day

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KJ
Community Member
7 months ago

I had never seen a constipated lion until today.

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#29

A Butterfly Landed On This Girl's Nose At The Smithsonian Natural History Museum

A Butterfly Landed On This Girl's Nose At The Smithsonian Natural History Museum

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Mistralok
Community Member
7 months ago

One of the sweetest pics I've seen here in quite a while.

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#30

Found This Museum In Estonia. Had To Do It

Found This Museum In Estonia. Had To Do It

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KJ
Community Member
7 months ago

Had to be done.

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#31

So My Drivers Ed Teacher Only Has 3 Fingers On His Left Hand And Took Advantage Of It When He Went To A Museum

So My Drivers Ed Teacher Only Has 3 Fingers On His Left Hand And Took Advantage Of It When He Went To A Museum

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Johnnie Meechan
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7 months ago

"Quaaiiidddd, Start the reactorrrr...." if you know you know :)

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#32

My Girlfriend Thought She Lost Me At The Art Gallery Today

My Girlfriend Thought She Lost Me At The Art Gallery Today

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Make sure you take the right one home

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#33

Girlfriend And I Enjoyed The Illusion Museum Very Differently

Girlfriend And I Enjoyed The Illusion Museum Very Differently

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Spider Man
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7 months ago

Where is this

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#34

Kelvingrove Museum Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

Kelvingrove Museum Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

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Bill cipher
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7 months ago

This is Halloween Halloween Halloween

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#35

My Friend Went To The Museum And Made Art Of The Selfie

My Friend Went To The Museum And Made Art Of The Selfie

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Strangely convincing

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#36

Found In Museum Of Earth Sciences In Cambridge

Found In Museum Of Earth Sciences In Cambridge

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Vicky Z
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7 months ago

Instead of proudly i read probably

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#37

Spent 2 Hours Looking For This At The Natural History Museum (London): Totally Worth It

Spent 2 Hours Looking For This At The Natural History Museum (London): Totally Worth It

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

Is that a threat or a promise

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#38

My Daughter Is At The Ivan The Terrible Torture Museum. I Consider This A Masterpiece

My Daughter Is At The Ivan The Terrible Torture Museum. I Consider This A Masterpiece

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Auntriarch
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7 months ago

The pink plushie shark is the crowning touch

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#39

Went To Museum And They Had A Working Piano They Had This Sign

Went To Museum And They Had A Working Piano They Had This Sign

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KJ
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7 months ago

I can play the piano, granted not in tune but I am enthusiastic at hitting the keys.

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#40

Me And My Girlfriend At The Trick Art Museum

Me And My Girlfriend At The Trick Art Museum

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Kathi Schäffer
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7 months ago

My brain doesn't want to get this 😵

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#41

We Put Glasses On The Floor At An Art Gallery

We Put Glasses On The Floor At An Art Gallery

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C. Wade
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7 months ago (edited)

Omg don't even get me started on phony art people. You could take a s**t in the corner and at least 10 people will go "oh my stars, what a beautiful piece, the hardness of the poop reflects how tense and stressed the author is and, the singular fly buzzing around the excrement reveals the loneliness of the author, oh my the colour is magnificent, it's the brownest brown my artsy-fartsy eyes have ever witnesses. Oh and the redness-yellowness of that u-rine (yes, they pronounce it like this) means... well it reminds me I should see a doctor, dem kidneys are a-strugglin' youknowhatImean ahahah Francine cancel my 3-oclock caviar tasting mhm, thanks darling." 🤢

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#42

So Anyway, I'm Banned From The Children's Museum

So Anyway, I'm Banned From The Children's Museum

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Isabella
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7 months ago

Why? You just followed the instructions! 😂

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#43

Solid Life Advice From The Local Museum

Solid Life Advice From The Local Museum

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William Holmes
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7 months ago

Nor any other appendages!

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#44

Found This At My Local Art History Museum

Found This At My Local Art History Museum

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ADHORTATOR
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7 months ago

"Kiss my shiny metal a$$"

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#45

My Local Museum Is Holding A Star Wars Exhibition On The 5th Of December, And To Promote It, People/Staff Are Dressing Up As Characters From The Series And Walking Through Town

My Local Museum Is Holding A Star Wars Exhibition On The 5th Of December, And To Promote It, People/Staff Are Dressing Up As Characters From The Series And Walking Through Town

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Raven Sheridan
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7 months ago

The force is strong with this portrait.

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#46

Went To The Museum Of Anthropology Today And I Can't Unsee

Went To The Museum Of Anthropology Today And I Can't Unsee

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Lyone Fein
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7 months ago

Plus he's an astronaut

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#47

I See The Science Museum Has Made Good Use Of Their 3D Printer. That's A Doorstop

I See The Science Museum Has Made Good Use Of Their 3D Printer. That's A Doorstop

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Ikonye St. Jude
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7 months ago

Game of Thrones reference. There's a character named Hodor which is a corruption of the phrase "Hold door".

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#48

Took My Daughter To A Van Gogh Exhibition

Took My Daughter To A Van Gogh Exhibition

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TmKhr
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7 months ago

Van Dogh

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#49

Noticed You Guys Like Accidental Green Screen Pics. My Son Wore A Green Hoodie To A Pompeii Exhibit. We Ran With It

Noticed You Guys Like Accidental Green Screen Pics. My Son Wore A Green Hoodie To A Pompeii Exhibit. We Ran With It

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Lyone Fein
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7 months ago

I don't understand how this works?

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#50

It's Art

It's Art

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Rhea.S🤍
Community Member
7 months ago (edited)

🤦‍♂️

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