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.

Closing October 3, 2021

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family - Evening Hours

Extended, exhibition-only hours equals more time to meet the family!

Thursdays and Fridays, 5–8 p.m.
June 24–October 1

Dinosaurs Alive

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

Showing Daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Hot Wheels: Race to Win

Buckle up and race with the most famous toy vehicles on the planet—Hot Wheels® !

Opening September 25, 2021

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.

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Animals History
Posted: Sept. 3, 2021

Question Your World: How Do Scientists Know Where One Specific Mammoth Traveled?

Recently scientists reconstructed the prehistoric travel log of a wooly mammoth that lived in Alaska more than 17,000 years ago by applying present-day knowledge to the geologic past.

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