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Past Exhibitions



Once a flourishing city in the heart of the ancient Near East...then forgotten by the outside world for centuries. Now Petra reveals some of its long-lost secrets.

October 18, 2003 - July 6, 2004



Journey through this changing and incredibly diverse country.

March 15, 2003 - March 7, 2004



Peer at the world through the eyes of Einstein—a scientist who saw a beam of light and imagined riding it, a self-proclaimed "citizen of the world" who spoke out on global issues from pacifism to racism.

November 15, 2002 - January 1, 2003



The most comprehensive presentation ever mounted on pearls weaves science, art, literature, history, and fabulous jewelry into the story of pearl-forming mollusks.

January 1, 2002 - April 14, 2002


Fighting Dinos

Fighting Dinosaurs: New Discoveries From Mongolia features more than 30 of the best preserved and scientifically important dinosaur and other ancient animal fossils ever discovered in Mongolia's famed Gobi Desert.

October 29, 2000 - October 29, 2000



This exhibition documented one of the greatest tales of survival in expedition history: Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914 voyage to the Antarctic.

January 1, 1999 - October 11, 1999


On View in the Grand Gallery

Specimens on view include a spectacular stibnite, an ancient ammonite, a slice from a jadeite jade boulder, and 15 trilobite fossils.

Dark Universe Red Shift Interior

Dark Universe

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, this Space Show celebrates the pivotal discoveries that have led us to greater knowledge of the structure and history of the universe and our place in it—and to new frontiers for exploration.


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