New exhibit showcases 50 rare and unique objects from the
Sterling Morton Library's collections. The artifacts include a
collection of butterflies that is more than 100 years old, an
Eskimo bone carving, original woodblocks, and metal sculptures.
Explore a modern cabinet of curiosities, with drawers that pull out
and doors that open to reveal objects and interactive games, share
your vision of a library in 50 years, and take part in a
library-wide scavenger hunt.
Kids become bug detectives as they explore the exhibit
of huge bug sculptures built using natural materials
including trees, dried branches, roots and green saplings. On
display will be an over-sized bee hive, lady bug, assassin bug,
damsel fly, spider, daddy long legs, praying mantis, dragon fly,
grasshopper and three ants. Kids receive a free bug
detective guide, helping them uncover the truth about bugs. Plus,
they can take part in daily events to learn more about bugs, plus
an edible insects program for the whole family.
Features supersized animatronic dinosaurs, including
favorites like Stegosaurus and Triceratops, as well as obscure
dinosaur species with unusual characteristics, like feathers.
Shantungosaurus-the largest dinosaur to walk on two legs-stands at
more than 20 feet tall and 50 feet long in Roosevelt Fountain, and
a tented showcase highlights the most recent paleontological
findings that birds evolved from dinosaurs. In addition, guests
will learn how dinosaurs are relevant to today's world and how
changes in climate may have led to their extinction, plus about
prehistoric flowers and plants .
Children and families can innovate and
interact directly with the real, three-dimensional world
around them. Visitors design, build, test
and retest with real tools and materials.
The exhibition, created by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
Library and Museum, explores the history of our 16th President,
from his boyhood to his last years in office. Includes various
Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of
Lascaux transports visitors to the Lascaux cave in France,
where they'll discover prehistoric cave paintings. Walk through a
full-sized replica of the cave, meet a lifelike stone-age family
and play with interactive displays explaining the life of people
who may have inhabited the cave.
Tickets are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to
Delve into the mysterious world of bioluminescence, from the
glowworms dangling from the ceiling of New Zealand's famous Waitomo
Caves, to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark
depths of the oceans. Discover the variety of ways in which light
is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend
against a predator, and see how scientists study this amazing
ability to glow.
See some of the Museum's most fascinating historic bicycles,
juxtaposed with the coolest, fastest and most high-tech bikes
currently on the market. Learn about the latest trends,
cutting-edge materials, and technologies used by elite athletes,
urban riders and bike enthusiasts and see science's role in the
The exhibition showcases more than 100 animal specimens
that have been preserved through the process of
Plastination. From goats to giraffes and octopuses to
ostriches, guests will see the inner workings of some of the
world's most impressive animals and better understand the evolution
of animals and the natural world.
A new exhibit that explores how food connects us to the
natural world and to each other. Sights, smells and tastes
benchmark the story of food as it journeys into our stomachs and
imagination. Includes hands-on interactives, family
activities and active public programs.