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Flight of the ButterfliesFlight of the Butterflies
Now through January 8, 2015

The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent to a place it has never known. Follow the monarchs' perilous journey and join hundreds of millions of butterflies in the remote mountain peaks of Mexico, with breathtaking cinematography. Be captivated by the true and compelling story of an intrepid scientist's 40-year search to find the monarchs' secret winter hideaway. View the Trailer | Buy Tickets

Special Exhibitions

Butterfly HouseButterfly House
Now through January 8, 2015

Round out your visit to see Flight of the Butterflies with a visit to the live butterfly habitat. See dozens of species close-up, watch their natural behaviors, and even feed them as you explore their life cycles and learn how they are supported by their environment. Both delicate and astonishingly complex, live butterflies will provide an unforgettable conclusion to an amazing butterfly experience. Learn More

Design ZoneDesign Zone
Now through January 4, 2015

What does it take to create a video game, line up rhythms like the best DJs, or design a roller coaster? Go behind the scenes and see how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and other creative problem solvers use math to do the amazing things they do. Jump in and solve real-world challenges by analyzing patterns and variables and exploring slope, scale and ratios. Learn More

Future EarthFuture Earth
Now open on Level 3

Welcome planet-changer! All seven billion people on Earth now surpass natural processes in creating global change. What will Earth be like in 2050 with nine billion people? No one knows the future but one thing for certain is that we need to innovate to ensure that we all thrive on a human-dominated planet. Earth fortunately is now home to the wealthiest, healthiest, most educated, innovative, creative and interconnected populace in history. What do we want our future Earth to be? Learn More

Math Moves!Math Moves!
Now open on Level 3

Move, draw, build, experiment, and play with ratio and proportion. The brand-new, hands-on Math Moves! exhibition stimulates imagination and builds math muscle in visitors of all ages. It encourages a collaborative approach to problem solving. Get your hands, mind and body involved in experimenting and exploring ratios and proportions, fractions, geometric similarity, and more. Learn More

Exhibits

Mississippi River Gallery

Mississippi River Gallery

 

Human Body Gallery

Human Body Gallery

 

Cell Lab

Cell Lab

 

Collections Gallery

Collections Gallery

 

Experiment Gallery

Experiment Gallery

 

Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery

Dinosaurs & Fossils Gallery

 

Big Back Yard

Big Back Yard

Collectors' Corner

Collectors' Corner

Science Buzz

Science Buzz

 

Mississippi River Visitor Center

Top off your trip to the Science Museum with a visit to the National Park Service's Mississippi River Visitor Center. Located just inside the museum's Kellogg Boulevard entrance, the Visitor Center is staffed by rangers from the National Park Service who will share information about the 72-mile corridor called the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area and offer tips on canoe trips, biking and hiking trails, and more. See exhibits about river biology, culture, and history. Learn More