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If you’re looking for a temporary exhibition that draws a crowd and is affordable and easy to install, Exhibit Envoy is your ideal resource! We offer exhibitions that reflect the richness of California’s arts, culture, and natural environment. Browse our list of available exhibitions and view our library of installation images. Then, give us a call to book your next traveling exhibition. For more info on how to rent from us, see our How To Host page.

Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineering

RENTAL FEE: $1,800 + shipping for an 8-week booking / $4,500 to rent all three natural history exhibits Pollinators-Seeds-Mushrooms (do not need to host simultaneously)

SIZE: 100 linear feet



Seeds: Nature's Artful Engineering is an exhibit vividly portraying the incredible diversity, ingenuity and beauty of seed dispersal mechanism of plants native to California. Seeds and their dispersal mechanisms are one of the final stages in the evolutionary biology of flowering plants. Against many, many odds they are the final step in ensuring the survival of plant life. The exhibit is based around 30 + high-resolution, close up photographs of the seed structures and dispersal mechanisms of California native plants taken in the wild and in garden settings by Northern California plantspeople and naturalists, John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell.

Seeds aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the beauty, diversity, ingenuity and critical importance of seeds and their dispersal mechanisms in California native plants. Through large, detailed photographs and supplemental materials, this exhibit introduces viewers to a wide range of seed dispersal mechanisms and their valuable roles in the environment, ensuring species survival, diversity, and seed banks for the future.

The exhibition explores:

  • Different kinds of seeds
  • Various seed dispersal modes
  • Parts of a seed and function of each
  • Life cycle of a seed: from fertilization to germination
  • Ecological roles of seeds
  • Cultural roles of seeds

The exhibition includes:

  • Samples & instructions for educational & hands on activities with Instructions
  • Docent/Teachers guide
  • Exhibition press kit with digital images

Jennifer Jewell and John Whittlesey ©2012


January 11, 2015 – May 10, 2015 Gateway Science Museum, Chico
May 31, 2015 – July 26, 2015 Alviso Adobe, Pleasanton
October 18, 2015 – December 13, 2015 La Quinta Museum
March 6, 2016 – May 1, 2016 Fullerton Arboretum
January 8, 2017 – March 12, 2017 Hi-Desert Nature Museum, Yucca Valley
August 25, 2019 – September 29, 2019 Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova
December 22, 2019 – February 16, 2020 AVAILABLE
March 1, 2020 – April 26, 2020 Menlo Park Library, Menlo Park
May 24, 2020 – July 19, 2020 AVAILABLE
August 2, 2020 – September 27, 2020 AVAILABLE
October 11, 2020 – December 8, 2020 Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, Santa Cruz
December 20, 2020 – February 7, 2021 AVAILABLE
February 21, 2021 – April 18, 2021 AVAILABLE
May 2, 2021 –June 27, 2021 AVAILABLE
July 11, 2021 – September 5, 2021 AVAILABLE
September 19, 2021 – November 14, 2021 AVAILABLE