PLEASE NOTE: tickets should be purchased in advance.

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family

Come face-to-face with a life-sized T. rex and get to know the whole family.

Tickets on sale now

Dinosaurs Alive

See these great creatures of the past brought roaring to life. 

Showing Daily at 11 a.m. in June

Mental Health: Mind Matters

An immersive touring exhibition that raises awareness about mental illness.


The mind-blowing intersection between motion and time!

Curious Minds of All Ages!

Science is everywhere, but sometimes discovery needs a guide. Check out our exhibits, films, labs, makerspaces, events, and much more. We're your quirky partner that's here to help you explore the most wonderfully random STEM topics.

Today's Dome Shows

Buckle your seatbelt because it's time to explore our incredible Earth and the farthest reaches of the cosmos in The Dome! 

Today's Live Science

Watch and engage with a Museum educator who demonstrates amazing scientific experiments.

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Starry Sky

The Dome

​The Dome features live astronomy presentations and giant screen films on one of the most technologically advanced digital planetarium theaters in the world.


Biology Health History
Posted: April 23, 2021

Rosalind Franklin and The Most Important Photo Ever Taken

Rosalind Franklin had an integral role in the discovery of DNA’s double-helix structure. Not only did her work help drive Watson and Crick toward their Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, but a special photograph of hers is quite possibly one of the most important photos ever taken.


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