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Featured Exhibits
We take great pleasure in ensuring our Featured Exhibits highlight spectacular attractions. And since they're with us for a limited engagement it's important that you make plans to see them now!
Visit soon. We don't want you to miss a thing.
The Solar System: A Journey of Exploration

Proudly presented by PNC Bank .

January 17 through September, 2015

Journey across the Solar System to explore the Sun and its family of planets, moons, comets, and asteroids that define our place in space. Experience the grandeur, desolation, power, silence, resources, and lonliness that each of our solar neighbors have to offer. This original exhibit features large, active planets, hands-on interactives, touchscreens, ipads, a full-sized Mars Rover replica, a simulated Martian colony, and much more. This is one exhibit you do not want to miss! This exhibit is sponsored by PNC Bank.



Crusin' the Fossil Freeway

January 31 through April 26, 2015

Cruisin' the Fossil Freeway features the fossil-inspired artwork of celebrated artist Ray Troll. Troll's whimsical illustrations of imagined scenes from prehistoric times are placed side-by-side with real fossils of ammonites, killer pigs, saber-toothed cats, dinosaurs, and more! This exhibit was organized by the Burke Museum at the University of Washington, Seattle in collaboration with Ray Troll and Kirk Johnson. Major sponsorship for this exhibit was provided by the Microsoft Corporation, Pendelton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation, and Wells Fargo.