Hello today a woman got huffy with me because she didn’t know sabertooth cats were extinct and expected the museum to have a live one on display
— Addison Peacock (@Addison_Peacock) February 15, 2020
We had to give a guest their $ back because the "Dinosaurs Alive" exhibit didn't have any live dinosaurs. I feel your pain.
— Heather D (@becomingcliche) February 15, 2020
Which, to be fair pales in comparison to the hundred or so people who asked me if the artifacts "were the real ones from the movie".
No. They are the real ones from the ship.
"The ship in the movie." ?????
— PurpleBlinkfox (@purpleblinkfox) February 16, 2020
They were quite polite about it, but I work in a Norwegian archeological museum, and some guests asked if the Vikings were in some sort of reservation these days.
— Espen Svendsen (@EpsenSvendsen) February 16, 2020
I was manning the public phone line at a science center on the day of the solar eclipse in 2017. A man called to complain that the eclipse hadn’t been as good as the one in 1979
Me: I’m sorry sir, did you call to complain about…. the sun?
Him: Well, you ARE a science museum.
— mica (the mineral) low (@micathemineral) February 16, 2020
I read a terrible review of a highly acclaimed conservation facility. Mad bc the giraffes were walking around freely doing giraffe stuff and didn't come to their vehicle. One suggestion was to remove the trees so the giraffes would be hungry & come to the car
— OtterBeALaw (@OttersTacos) February 16, 2020
I once visited the Sherlock Holmes museum in London and a lady asked if they had moved the furniture around or if they had kept it like Holmes's.
The lady from the museum replied (50% nice 50% blasée) that they displayed it based on the time because "he was fictional, you know"
— Sayv'reen (@Sev___) February 16, 2020
I once had a woman ask me to lie to her children and tell them the human remains in our exhibition were fake bc she didn't want them to be upset.
I refused, obviously.
She told me I was scarring her children. ???????
— Lilja Kupua (@KoloheLilja) February 16, 2020