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Past Exhibitions


Creatures of Light

Have you ever captured a glowing firefly? On a warm summer evening, a firefly’s light seems rare and magical. Yet the tree of life is spangled with organisms that blink, glow, flash, and glitter. Welcome to the world of bioluminescence—the generation of light by living things.

March 31, 2012 - January 6, 2013


Brain: The Inside Story

Learn about how the brain processes thoughts, senses, and feelings, how it changes through life, and what scientists are discovering about the brain today.

November 20, 2010 - August 14, 2011


Lizards and Snakes: Alive!

More diverse than mammals, squamates are everywhere. Learn more about these amazing lizards and snakes and investigate their remarkable adaptations.

January 1, 2011 - June 1, 2011


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 29, 2010 - January 2, 2011


Traveling the Silk Road

Step 1,000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the greatest trading route in history.

November 14, 2009 - August 15, 2010


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


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


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