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Past Exhibitions

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


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


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.

April 16, 2011 - January 2, 2012


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!

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


Traveling the Silk Road

Step 1,000 years back in time to experience the sights, sounds, and stories of the greatest trading route in history.

November 14, 2009 - August 15, 2010


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