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Explore scientific concepts through hands-on experiments in a real laboratory setting. Trained volunteers provide a rotating schedule of activities that are available for drop-in.
This ocean adventure tracks scientists as they seek answers about this giant mammal. Once on the brink of extinction, humpback whales have made a breathtaking recovery, and we have a role in protecting them.
Conserving energy not only helps save our precious natural resources, it also saves money. Explore how your household spends its energy "budget" and discover the changes you can make that will deliver the greatest savings.
This highly interactive exhibit gives students practice in thinking like scientists. We provide equipment and materials to do a variety of investigations, as well as some ideas on how to get started. From there, it’s up to you to decide where to go!
Think like a scientist as you gather evidence and look for answers. Investigation activities vary daily from chemistry investigations to making your own electricity. Stop by and try them yourself!
In the past half century, humans have punched through the stratosphere, walked on the Moon, and lived in orbit. In the coming decades, our unquenchable curiosity will take our species beyond the cradle of Earth to touch the face of another world. Strap in for the next giant leap. Next stop … Mars! Learn about NASA's accomplishments, including the launch of the Space Shuttle Program and what's still to come. Along the way, you'll meet a former astronaut who had the privilege of leaving the planet and a new one looking forward to her first journey into space. Plus, see the eye-popping technology that will bring humans to Mars and allow us to spend time on the red planet safely.
Take the journey of a lifetime and swim with the world's largest shark, encounter mysterious creatures like the mimic octopus, and explore the planet's most spectacular coral reefs.
This spectacular documentary traces the 28-month, 8,000-mile search for a northwest passage. Two hundred years after the launch of this expedition, this drama brings to life a great American adventure story. Audiences will experience the danger and beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis and Clark.
Witness a high-voltage demonstration of electricity created by the world’s largest air-insulated Van de Graaff generator, and uncover the similarities between electric and magnetic forces. This world-renowned show will even put you in the middle of an indoor lightning storm!
Visit this viewing area for a peek at some of the stars of the Museum's Live Animal presentations. This large window offers an up-close view of what goes on inside. The area features information about the animals on view, the different types of food they eat, and the various living environments that they require.
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