Brand new exhibit is dedicated to the special animals in our
lives. Kids can become their favorite animal, crawl in, out and
around a child-sized pet home, and share stories about the pets in
their life. Parents can learn the benefits of pets and pet play,
and access resources for choosing appropriate family pets.
Kids can learn about the four stages of butterfly development
and explore how animals change and adapt through the metamorphosis
process. Signage explains the egg and caterpillar stages of
butterfly growth, and live specimens of pupa and adult butterflies
demonstrate the final two stages of growth.
Guests explore the science behind spinning toys, sports,
transportation, space travel, entertainment and even the Universe
itself. Includes The Human Centrifuge, Let it Roll race and laser
Features Antique and collectible dolls and toys from the 19th
and 20th centuries, plus some modern and reproduction toys that are
available for hands-on fun.
See a full-size replica of NASA's Mars
Curiosity rover. The rover, which landed safely on Mars,
is a high-fidelity prototype and the only one of its kind to be
The world's most technologically advanced dome theater
transforms into a virtual observatory. The night sky reveals the
mysteries of our Universe in the most immersive space environment
ever created. Witness the beauty of the Crab Nebula as it descends,
zoom into Orion the Hunter and become bathed in a hotbed of active
star formation, zero in on a small patch of the night sky as you
are surrounded by the Hubble Extreme Deep Field image containing
more than 5,500 galaxies.
Explore the history and the hunting of treasure in a immersive
exhibit. Delve into the technology employed by treasure hunters and
focus on the people and personalities lured by the promise of
prosperity. Be enticed by shipwreck and treasure site artifacts,
and learn to use the tools you'd need to find a fortune.
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