Exhibitions

There are many ways to greatly enhance your visit to the Museum. Students can explore our many permanent exhibitions, watch live performances, touch special artifacts and specimens, conduct experiments, and much more!

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS (TRAVELING THE SILK ROAD): $5/student, 1 free adult/10 students, $5/adult

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS & WHALES: GIANTS OF THE DEEP:  FREE (through December 2015). We recognize our state's current fiscal situation and its effect on K-12 budgets. That's why we've made it more affordable than ever to visit the Museum. 

  • Whales: Giants of the Deep

    October 10, 2014 - February 16, 2015

    Plunge to the vibrant underwater world of Earth’s mightiest animals in Whales: Giants of the Deep. Featuring a unique blend of science and storytelling, this interactive experience is filled with engaging ways to explore whales from the inside out.

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  • Traveling the Silk Road

    November 21, 2014 – May 3, 2015

    Under vast starry skies, across some of the most treacherous landscapes, this legendary trade route stretched 4,600 miles from China through Central Asia to the Middle East and the Roman Empire.

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  • Mythic Creatures

    March 20–September 7, 2015

    Dragons, Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster, unicorns, and mermaids. For centuries these legendary creatures have captured imaginations and inspired stories, music, art, and many theories about their origins and existence.

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  • Discovery Zone

    On Permanent Display
    Exhibits, activities, and programs focus on the science process skills, such as observing, quantifying, inquiring, analyzing, creating, and communicating.

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  • Egyptian Mummies

    On Permanent Display
    Two mummies teach modern scientists how the ancient civilization of Egypt regarded its living and preserved its dead.

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  • Expedition Health

    On Permanent Display
    The Summit Science Stage in Expedition Health features engaging shows and health science demonstrations throughout the day.

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  • Gems & Minerals

    On Permanent Display
    Tunnel beneath the earth in a re-created mine and examine a host of colorful crystals and minerals found both locally and globally.

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  • Historical Enactors in the Wildlife Halls

    On Permanent Display
    Ever wondered what it would be like to speak to someone from the past?

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  • Konovalenko: Gem Carvings of Russian Folk Life

    On Permanent Display
    See the only collection of the remarkable Vasily Konovalenko gem sculptures on public display outside of Moscow.

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  • North American Indian Cultures

    On Permanent Display
    Shelter. Food. Clothing. Tools. Experience the incredible diversity among Native American groups and the practicality and artistry of their everyday objects.

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  • Prehistoric Journey

    On Permanent Display
    A journey through the eons allows you to trace the evolution of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to lumbering dinosaurs to the inhabitants of today's world.

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  • Space Odyssey

    On Permanent Display
    Let knowledgeable Museum Galaxy Guides lead the way as your students investigate using hands-on exhibits, live performances, and demonstrations.

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  • Wildlife Exhibits

    On Permanent Display
    Animals big and small come to life in exquisitely detailed dioramas that transport you around the world.

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We proudly recognize our donors for their generous support of the Museum and its education programs.
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