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Past Exhibitions


Extreme Mammals

Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time explores the surprising and sometimes bizarre world of extinct and living mammals, featuring spectacular fossils from the Museum's collections.

May 16, 2009 - January 3, 2010


Race to the End of the Earth

This exhibition recounts one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the race to reach the South Pole in 1911-1912.

May 30, 2009 - January 2, 2010


Climate Change

Explore the science, history, and impact of climate change, and discover ways in which individuals, communities and nations can reduce their carbon footprints.

October 18, 2008 - August 16, 2009



Horses have been racing across the landscape for more than 50 million years--much longer than our own species has existed. But once horses and humans encountered each other, our two species became powerfully linked.

May 17, 2008 - January 4, 2009


Water: H2O = Life

Every language has a word for water; no living thing exists without water. It soothes the spirit and sustains the body; its beauty inspires art and music.

November 1, 2007 - May 26, 2008

Exoplanets exhibit


This exhibit presented the science and techniques behind the study of planets orbiting nearby stars.

March 13, 2007 - March 12, 2008


Mythic Creatures

Track the origins of legendary creatures including dragons, unicorns, mermaids, and sea serpents.

January 1, 2008 - January 6, 2008



Gold, an enduring icon of wealth, beauty and power. Since the beginning of recorded history, the rise of influential societies has coincided with their ownership of the precious substance.

November 18, 2006 - August 19, 2007


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