Featured Exhibitions


“The Art of the Brick”

“The Art of the Brick” is a captivating exhibition featuring art made by renowned contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya from one of the most recognizable toys in the world—the LEGO® brick. The world's largest and most elaborate display of LEGO art, featuring 100 works of art is designed to inspire ingenuity and creativity.

“The Art of the Brick” includes original pieces as well as re-imagined versions of famous masterpieces along with an innovative, multimedia collection of LEGO brick-infused imagery produced in tandem with award-winning photographer Dean West.

“‘The Art of the Brick’ takes LEGO somewhere you wouldn’t expect and shows you things you have never seen before,” said brick artist Nathan Sawaya.

“This exhibition is an exciting blend of fine art, math, science, and engineering,” Museum Paleontologist and Exhibition Curatorial Advisor Ian Miller said. “I played with LEGO bricks all the time growing up, and I wish I had been exposed to the artistic depth that LEGO bricks offer when I was building my castle sets as a kid!”

A timed entry ticket for “The Art of the Brick” and an advance ticket for timed entry into the Museum are required. For more information and reservations, visit dmns.org/brick.

“Dogs! A Science Tail”

“Dogs! A Science Tail” offers a thrilling new interactive experience highlighting the dynamic bond between humans and dogs and enabling guests to explore how dogs think and sense the world around them.

The exhibition is broken into four parts including:

  • The Incredible Dog: Step into a dog’s world through playful, immersive activities where guests test their running pace against the top speeds of various breeds and learn how dogs think and communicate.
  • Dogs and Humans, Together Forever: Explore how dogs and humans live and work together through unique bonds that affect people and societies, test canine pop-culture knowledge in a  “Jeopawdy!” game show, and explore jobs for dogs as well as careers humans can do with dogs.
  • Tail as Old as Time: Discover the amazing origin story of dogs through roleplay as an archaeologist and analyze bones and DNA patterns to see how scientists study the effects of dog domestication.
  • Caring for Dogs: Explore the possibilities and responsibilities that come with bringing a dog into your life.

“So many of us — more than 60 million Americans — love our dogs,” Museum President & CEO George Sparks said. “And we couldn’t imagine a more exciting, interactive way to explore and inspire a love of nature and science than through the eyes of our furry friends.”

“Dogs! A Science Tail” was created by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace. PetSmart Charities® is sponsoring the national tour. The exhibition is presented in Denver by ORIJEN, a Champion Petfoods ™ Brand

To complement the exhibition, the Museum is showing the award-winning documentary “Superpower Dogs”. See page XX for details.

A timed entry ticket for “Dogs! A Science Tail” and an advance ticket for timed entry into the Museum are required. For more information and reservations, visit dmns.org/dogstail.

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