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Upcoming Exhibitions

Waiting is the hardest part, but it will be worth it so mark your calendar for these future thought-provoking exhibitions!

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You don't have to travel the world to explore thought-provoking, award-winning, and one-of-a-kind exhibitions—we bring them to you. The Museum hosts several touring exhibitions from around the world each year about a variety of STEM topics. Here's a sneak peek at what's heading our way in the future. The hardest part is waiting for these riveting exhibitions to get here!

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
April 30, 2022–January 15, 2023

Skin has a number of impressive features: it’s shape shifting, color changing, and highly adaptive. But it’s also thought provoking, interaction changing, and extremely personal. In this interactive exhibition, guests will explore the physical and philosophical properties of skin. What can skin teach us about evolution, adaptation, innovation, regeneration, and protection? From armored scales, aerodynamic feathers, and insulating fur to the role pigment color plays in racism, prejudice, and discrimination, guests will figuratively and literally feel the complex, multi-layered impacts of skin as viewed through the lens of science.

Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identify was created by the California Academy of Sciences and modified for travel and distributed by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The exhibition is generously supported by Susan and Nicholas Pritzker and Family.

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey
May 28–September 5, 2022

Leave the outside world behind and dive into the incredible underwater world of sharks. Guests will trace millions of years of evolution, come face-to-face with the Great White shark, learn the true impact of the shark fin trade, and gain a whole new level of respect for the ocean’s oldest and most effective predator. Produced on a size and scale never seen before, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey includes awe-inspiring shark models cast from real animals, an extraordinary collection of real teeth and jaws, and extremely rare fossils–some up to 370 million years old!

Incredible high definition underwater footage features some of the most stunning shark and natural history imagery ever captured. Using a system that incorporates up to 40 high definition projectors combined with a cinema quality audio narrative, the SENSORY4™ immersive gallery technology shows the shark for what it really is—majestic, powerful, and supremely adapted to its environment. Years of fishing pressure and media misrepresentation have pushed sharks to the brink of extinction. Their last hope lies with public education and awareness and Planet Shark: Predator or Prey is а vital first step. The experience will leave guests deeply immersed in the story of this magnificent yet sadly misunderstood animal.

Planet Shark: Predator or Prey will require an additional exhibition ticket. It has been made available by Grand Experiences of Australia.

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