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Special Exhibitions

Now on View

The World's Largest Dinosaurs

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs

On view Sept. 17, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017

What does it mean to be big? Go beyond traditional fossils and explore the greatest, most massive dinosaurs ever discovered as they would have looked hundreds of millions of years ago. Visitors will have a chance to examine life-sized bones, muscles, internal organs, and more to discover the staggering anatomy of some of the biggest creatures that ever lived.

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Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

On view Nov. 18 Jan. 8, 2017

This holiday-inspired exhibition features trees and other displays decorated by local cultural partners that recognize celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah and the Festival of Lights, as well as traditions and practices like origami, indigenous art and national symbols.

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Coming Soon

Wild Weather

Wild Weather

On view Feb. 4 – May 7, 2017

Fly through the eye of a hurricane, create a mini-tornado and dance up a storm as the weather around you responds to your movements. Severe weather is powerful and unpredictable, and this new exhibit lets you experience it up close. Through experiments, challenges, models, computer interactives and multimedia experiences, learn how scientists are working together to create better weather forecasts in an ever-changing climate.

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Mammoths and Mastodons

Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age

On view June 17 – Aug. 27, 2017

Explore the world of mammoths and mastodons through fossils, artifacts, engaging interactives, immersive media, and the story of the most complete and best preserved baby mammoth ever found. Explore their habitats, their neighbors, and their human hunters. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction, and journey with scientists who continue to study their living cousins—elephants.

All dates and titles subject to change. 

The World’s Largest Dinosaur image © American Museum of Natural History; Mammoths and Mastodons image © The Field Museum.