Exhibits

New Exhibits

animal grossology

Animal Grossology
May 16–August 30, 2015

Based on Sylvia Branzei’s best-selling children’s book series Grossology, this hands-on 3-D exhibit oozes with disgusting science and provides a slightly off-kilter view of the animal kingdom. » More

A Farewell to Fins
May 2–June 7, 2015

Tiktaalik roseae goes on display at the Academy one final time before being returned to Canada, where it was discovered. » More

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Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk

January 24–May 31, 2015

Caryn Babaian’s exhibition of large-scale “nature mandalas” in colorful chalk focuses on the complexity and beauty of living systems within the natural world. » More

Upcoming Exhibits

Clearly Beautiful:
Photographs by Adam Summers
June 6–September 25, 2015

The large, revealing images of Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers depict the striking results of a common method of studying animal anatomy called clearing and staining. » More

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Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly
September 26, 2015–January 10, 2016

Get eyeball to eyeball with live deadly snakes, colorful lizards, bizarre turtles, and rugged crocodilians from around the world in Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly. » More

Signature Exhibits

butterfly

Butterflies!

Live butterflies from Central and South America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia inhabit our tropical garden. » More

girl calmly holding a Madagascar Hissing Coackroach in Outside In

Outside In

Our indoor discovery center for children features hands-on activities and close encounters with live animals. » More

skeletal mount of Tyrannosaurus in Dinosaur Hall

Dinosaur Hall

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

Diorama of American pronghorn showing one male, three females and a young individual.

Dioramas

More than 35 dioramas present wildlife from Africa, Asia, and North America. » More

Library Gallery

Library Gallery

Our Library Reading Room is open to the public on weekday afternoons. » More

diorama parts, videos and a taxidermied gazelle in 'Secrets of the Diorama'

Secrets of the Diorama

Learn about the history of the dioramas and see how the plants, animals, and paintings were created. » More

school of fish in the What Eats What exhibit

What Eats What

What Eats What presents the consumers and producers that make up the food chain in a stream. » More

thorny oyster in 'Marveling at Mollusks'

Marveling at Mollusks

Nearly 100 specimens from the scientific collections of the Academy’s Malacology Department are on display. » More

mother and son looking at reconstruction of the fossil Tikaalik in Science at the Academy

Science at the Academy

The world-class science conducted at the Academy is on display. » More

books by Academy are on display in 'We Wrote the Book'

We Wrote the Book

Hundreds of books were written by men and women with ties to the Academy. » More

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