Past Exhibitions

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

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

Discover some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk the Earth and explore the amazing biology of the long-necked and long-tailed sauropods.

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

The re-envisioned Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall features an exhibition charting Theodore Roosevelt’s journey from a budding naturalist exploring the Museum’s halls to an elected leader with a deep commitment to conservation.

October 27, 2012

Dark Universe

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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