Special Exhibitions and Shows

New and special exhibitions, which are on display at the Museum for limited periods of time, offer unique teaching opportunities in natural science and global studies.

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Crocs

Crocs

See four live species, life-sized dioramas, and more in a new exhibition about this ancient group of reptiles.  

May 28, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Dinosaurs Among Us

Dinosaurs Among Us

Dinosaurs Among Us examines how one group of dinosaurs evolved into fascinating living creatures we call birds. 

March 18, 2016 - January 2, 2017

The Secret World Inside You

The Secret World Inside You

Explore the human microbiome and find out how rapidly evolving science is reshaping our ideas about human health. 

November 7, 2015 - August 14, 2016

The Titanosaur

The Titanosaur

A cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur is coming to the Museum in January 2016. The species is so new that it has not yet been formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

January 15, 2016 - January 1, 2020

National Parks Adventure

National Parks Adventure

The ultimate off-trail adventure into the awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness of America’s national parks.

February 12, 2016 - September 1, 2016

Field Trip to the Moon

Student Programs, Camp

Field Trip to the Moon

Grades 5-8: Simulated voyage to the Moon in the Hayden Planetarium.

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.

Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans

Opulent Oceans: Extraordinary Scientific Illustrations from the Museum’s Library exhibition includes 46 exquisite reproductions from 33 rare and beautifully illustrated scientific works.

October 3, 2015 - December 1, 2016

Countdown to Zero

Countdown to Zero

Find out about scientific and social innovations that are ridding the world of ancient afflictions in Countdown to Zero, an exhibition that focuses on several global efforts that have been able to contain or eradicate disease.

January 13, 2015 - January 2, 2017