On view February 6 – July 31, 2016
Whales compose, bullfrogs chorus, songbirds greet the dawn, and people everywhere sing and dance. What do we all have in common? Music is all around us. Explore sound and music in nature and in life through whimsical, hands-on activities.
On view March 26 – August 14, 2016
Explore the extraordinary organisms that produce light, from the flickering fireflies found in backyards around the world to the alien-like deep-sea fishes and other fantastic creatures that illuminate the perpetually dark depths of the oceans. Learn how, where, and why scientists study this amazing natural phenomenon.
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.
Opens February 4, 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 working to create better weather forecasts in an ever-changing climate.
Opens June 17, 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.