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Ultimate DinosaursUltimate Dinosaurs™
Now through August 24, 2014

Learn about a whole new breed of dinosaurs—from South America, Africa and Madagascar—and how continental drift altered the landscape that set the stage for the evolution of these bizarre creatures. Explore the concepts of continental drift and tectonic plates, watch a brief paleontology documentary that examines the science through the work of experts, and be awestruck by an enlarged video projection of sauropods that will immerse them in a prehistoric environment that gives a sense of the scale of these southern giants. In addition, augmented reality experiences enable you to see dinosaurs in surprising ways. 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

Omnitheater Film

Dinosaurs Alive!Dinosaurs Alive!
Now through October 2, 2014

Dinosaurs Alive! follows preeminent paleontologists as they uncover evidence that the descendants of dinosaurs still walk (or fly) among us. It features the earliest dinosaurs of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous "reincarnated" life-sized for the Omnitheater's giant screen, rounding out an unforgettable dinosaur experience for visitors of all ages. View the Trailer

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