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Eastern Diamondback Skull Full Size

The Power of Poison

Whether as a defense against predators, a source of magical strength, or as a lethal weapon used as lifesaving treatment, the story of poison is surprising at every turn. The Power of Poison, a special exhibition that opens November 16, 2013, explores poison’s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth.

November 16, 2013 - August 10, 2014

Exosuit Front View

The Exosuit

The Exosuit is a next-generation atmospheric diving system capable of taking a diver down 1,000 feet at surface pressure. Set to be tested as a scientific tool in July 2014, it may soon allow researchers unprecedented access to study marine biodiversity. 

February 27, 2014 - March 5, 2014

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Whales: Giants of the Deep

Whales: Giants of the Deep transports visitors to the vibrant underwater world of the mightiest animals on Earth.

March 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014


Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

Explore the rich diversity of frogs and learn about their evolution, biology, and the threats they face in the world's changing environments in this popular exhibition, on view from May 18, 2013, through January 5, 2014.

May 18, 2013 - January 5, 2014


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

Male luna moth Jim des Rivieres

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

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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


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