June 25, 2016–January 16, 2017
Roaring, moving, life-size dinosaurs invade the Academy for a multi-sensory experience for the whole family. » More
Presidential Archives: Letters, Hair, and Fossils
July 1–29, 2016
Special exhibit running during the DNC. Includes hair, letters, fossils, and more from past presidents. » More
Live butterflies from Central and South America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia inhabit our tropical garden. » More
Our indoor discovery center for children features hands-on activities and close encounters with live animals. » More
More than 30 dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles are represented in Dinosaur Hall. » More
The Big Dig
Dig for fossils in this hands-on exhibit. » More
More than 35 dioramas present wildlife from Africa, Asia, and North America. » More
Our Library Reading Room is open to the public on weekday afternoons. » More
Secrets of the Diorama
Learn about the history of the dioramas and see how the plants, animals, and paintings were created.
What Eats What
What Eats What presents the consumers and producers that make up the food chain in a stream. » More
Marveling at Mollusks
Nearly 100 specimens from the scientific collections of the Academy’s Malacology Department are on display. » More
Science at the Academy
The world-class science conducted at the Academy is on display.
We Wrote the Book
Hundreds of books were written by men and women with ties to the Academy.