Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration
Offering a vision of the future of space travel, this exhibition boldly predicts humanity’s next steps into our solar system and beyond.
Brain: The Inside Story
Discover the workings of our most amazing organ through imaginative art, vivid brain-scan imaging, and dynamic interactive exhibits.
Climate Change: A New Energy Future
Investigate the science behind one of the most critical and talked-about topics of today and explore the implications of climate change for future generations.
Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence
Explore the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from backyard fireflies to alien-like deep-sea fishes.
Explore the life of the iconic naturalist, geologist, and thinker whose extraordinary ideas on evolution by natural selection were a critical turning point in modern science and culture.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries
Explore incredible new technologies, discoveries, and ideas that scientists are using to investigate and reinterpret many of the most puzzling and persistent mysteries of the dinosaurs.
Meet one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century, and explore his influence as both a scientific genius and a man actively engaged in the social and political issues of his time.
Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time
Meet some of our most exotic cousins using fossils, life-like models, taxidermy, and interactives to show off many of the weirdest mammals that have ever lived.
Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture
Experience the intersection of food, nature, culture, health and history. Explore the complex relationship we have with food, and consider some of the most compelling issues of our time.
Spectacular fossils, artifacts, dioramas, and models illustrate the remarkable ways in which humans have shaped horses and horses have shaped us.
Mythic Creatures: Dragons, Unicorns, & Mermaids
Learn about the natural and cultural roots of some of the world’s most enduring mythological creatures, and explore their enduring hold on the human imagination.
The Power of Poison
Explore poison’s roles in nature, myth, and human health — as a defense against predators, source of strength, or lethal weapon-turned-lifesaving treatment.
Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs
Discover the diversity of pterosaurs, and explore how these remarkable flying creatures evolved and thrived for nearly 150 million years before going extinct.
Race to the End of the Earth
Relive one of the most stirring tales of Antarctic exploration: the contest to be the first to reach the South Pole. Learn about historic and modern day research on this unique continent.
Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World
Journey along the most celebrated trade route in human history, and experience evocative sights, sounds, and artifacts from the Silk Road.
Explore the beauty and power of this seemingly simple element, and learn through art and science the many ways that water shapes life on Earth. Consider some of the modern possibilities related to humanity’s use of this life-giving, but finite, resource.