Open Through September 1


You know the Science Museum is a great place to explore and discover. But did you know that our scientists are doing research in our labs, AND they’re conducting fieldwork all over the world? It’s true — we’re telling you all about it! 

Stop by a new space on level 4 called Science Superheroes. In this continuously evolving experience, we’ll introduce you to our scientists, show you the cool projects they’re working on, and even give you a sneak peek at items from our collection that help illustrate their superhero stories.


Large Snake Named 'Titanoboa'

Vol. 1: Dr. Alex Hastings and Titanoboa

See a life-size model of TItanoboa, a 42-foot long, 2500 pound snake from prehistoric South America that paleontology curator Dr. Alex Hastings helped discover with a group of researchers in Colombia.

Learn about what it was like to discover this new species, and discover how the research team concluded that this monster snake ate crocodiles in a single gulp!

Ed Fleming in the field digging for discoveries.

Vol. 2: Dr. Ed Fleming and Archaeology

Discover the history of the Upper Mississippi Valley and the connection these objects have with those of Mesoamerica.

You'll see beautiful replica Mesoamerican monuments and discover what they meant to the cultures that created them. Delve into the work of Dr. Ed Fleming with items his team has uncovered from the soil beneath our feet


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