In honor of Instagram launching a feature that I’m deeply ambivalent about at best, here’s a list of Instagram accounts that post some prime STEAMy content that I am not deeply ambivalent about. Make that brain grow three sizes up.
American Museum of Natural History
Bringing it real close to home for me. This AMNH is amazing and their Instagram is too! If you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to see the Titanosaur. One of its thigh bones is the size of my entire person.
I tried to write a little blurb about NASA’s Instagram, but all I could write down was SPACE. SPAAAACE. SPACE SPACE SPACE. Also what does this look like to you?
What’s cool about the Mars Curiosity account is that the only retouch and editing done is resizing. This is BASICALLY like following a martian robot, so. Also the above is a selfie. The martian robot took a selfie WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
Who better to follow on Insta than National Geographic, a publication literally known for its photography? Also what we really learned here today is that I will never not post a photo of Aurora Borealis.
This one is Laneia’s pick, and you can tell because Yellow Eleanor is a whole account about mushrooms and fungi freak me out. I would never follow this without a good nudge from Laneia, and I’m glad I did, because everything looks like a fairy lives there AND ALSO SCIENCE. For plants that are not fungi, try—
New York Botanical Garden
Remember how everyone was talking about the corpse flower last month? Well this is that flower at NYBG.
San Diego Zoo
I was actually between San Diego Zoo and Smithsonian Zoo for the position of zoo Insta on this list. But San Diego posted a photo of an Orangutan and Orangutans are my favorite animal and that is how we got here this day so may there be a baby animal upon your house.
I don’t know that I can explain to you exactly what the St. Louis City Museum is, but I can tell you how much I’ve always wanted to go there. It’s part playground, part…design? Architecture? Some kind of design situation. I dunno, here’s a photo of their climbable roof wire tunnels, please feel free to tell me in the comments if you’ve gone here or, if you haven’t, how much you now want to go.
What STEAMy Instas are you following? Or are you running one? Let’s compile a list together!