Past Exhibitions

Totems to Turquoise

Totems to Turquoise

For thousands of years, the Native peoples of North America have made extraordinary jewelry and other adornments. Today throughout the continent that tradition is still alive—and vibrant.

October 30, 2004 - July 10, 2005

Petra

Petra

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

Vietnam

Vietnam

Journey through this changing and incredibly diverse country.

March 15, 2003 - March 7, 2004

Einstein

Einstein

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

Pearls

Pearls

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 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

Shackleton

Shackleton

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

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.

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