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!

Image of brass gears, gauges and clock pieces in a steampunk style

Discover Steampunk
February 10–August 18, 2024

How did thinkers of the late 1800s envision the future? Find out in Discover Steampunk, a hands-on touring exhibition showcasing the fusion of art, history and technology. Guests learn about 19-century innovators while experimenting with more than 20 interactive machines inspired by their ideas. Visionaries of all ages will appreciate both the unique Victorian-inspired aesthetic of the exhibition as well as the important science concepts of ingenuity, collaboration, resilience and creative problem solving it showcases. 

Anatomical image of a human running for the exhibition BODY WORLDS The Anatomy of Happiness

BODY WORLDS: The Anatomy of Happiness
May 25–September 2, 2024

Happiness has an impact on our mind and body, influencing our movements, perceptions, sensations, mood and more. Through dozens of human specimens called plastinates, explore how anatomy is involved in happiness and how positive or negative emotions can affect health. Discover the complexity, resilience and vulnerability of what lies beneath the skin.

"BODY WORLDS: The Anatomy of Happiness" was created by Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS & Institute for Plastination. Extra ticket required.

Guests enjoy interactive snowboard in the touring exhibition MathAlive!

September 28, 2024–January 12, 2025

Discover the fascinating ways math shapes music, sports, movies, games and more in MathAlive! Hear from a diverse range of personalities, from skateboarders to computer scientists, as they reveal how they leverage mathematics to enhance their abilities. Immerse yourself in a thrilling 3D snowboard race where strategic board angles help you to win, dive into step sequencing for robots, navigate the realm of probability and statistics in cyber security, unveil the influence of fractions on music, master data like a meteorologist to understand extreme weather, dissect photography angles and uncover geometric marvels in nature's patterns. Designed for future mathematicians aged 6–14, MathAlive! is a fun and memorable experience that will make your Science Museum visit count!

MathAlive! is presented by Raytheon and produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, MATHCOUNTS, National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Women Engineers and MathMovesU.

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