Past Exhibitions

Space Show: Journey to the Stars

Space Show: Journey to the Stars

A spectacular Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, premiered on Saturday, July 4, 2009, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space.

Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum’s astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.

July 4, 2009 - November 1, 2013

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large

Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large

Witness the arresting beauty and surprising diversity of moths in a presentation of more than 30 large-format prints by Canadian photographer Jim des Rivières.

September 29, 2012 - September 29, 2013

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture

Take a journey around the world and through time. Stroll through an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time. 

November 17, 2012 - August 11, 2013

Creatures of Light

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

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!

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

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

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