There are a lot of fun and interesting new exhibits open to enjoy over the summer! We rounded up each new temporary exhibit at several museums, the zoo, and arboretum so you can see what they have to offer… all in one place. You can click on the exhibit title for more information. Have fun!
Now through September 17, 2017
Real, live dragons along with kid-friendly interactive exhibits can be found in the large tent at the entrance and you will spot large, animatronic dinosaurs as you walk down a winding path outside. Click here to read more.
Now through February 4, 2018
Robot Revolution comes to life with an unprecedented collection of cutting-edge robots—many of which have never been on display to the public—secured from some of the most innovative research labs, universities and robotics companies from around the world. The exhibit offers rare and extraordinary opportunities to interact, learn from and play with robots.
Now through August 27, 2017
The 1,200 square-foot “Science + You” exhibit features a child-sized laboratory where children can explore how scientists impact health and wellness. Through hands-on, interactive machinery, processes and technology, “Science + You” establishes the role science plays in keeping the body healthy. A demonstration area of the exhibit will allow guest scientists and educators to perform fun and interactive scientific experiments appropriate for young children.
Now through January 7, 2018
Guests will walk through the world-famous Jurassic World gates to get up close to the towering dinosaurs, some more than 24 feet tall, and explore the Park through a specially guided tour. Once onsite, visitors will experience the family-friendly Gentle Giants Petting Zoo; step behind the glass into The Hammond Creation Lab; get a special preview of Jurassic World’s top-secret project, the Indominus rex; and go inside the Raptor Training Paddock.
Opening Saturday, June 24, 2017
The grand opening of AWEsome Water will be part of their 30th birthday celebration. Opening AWEsome Water marks the completion of their largest exhibit – AWEsome Energy. Click here to see the special activities during opening weekend at the museum.
Adler’s newest temporary exhibition, Chasing Eclipses, will immerse you in the spine-tingling, goose bump-inducing experience of a solar eclipse. You’ll find inspiration in eclipse chasers from history, discover the cosmic scale of being in the shadow of the Moon, and prepare to chase down the North American solar eclipse on August 21 yourself.
Now through September 17, 2017
visitors are invited to imagine, construct, and play within their own special places as everyday materials take on new shapes and purposes to become a fort builder’s paradise. Forts is your living room reimagined as a fort-building paradise—and best of all, they will take care of the mess.
Build, play, and discover the future of home design in our newest hands-on exhibit, Our House! Explore a giant wood block house. Play touchscreen games. Be a home builder for a day, putting your imagination to work to create houses equipped to handle extreme weather and climate change.
Now through October 22, 2017
The clean lines and delicate folds of the 25 origami-inspired metal sculptures range from elegant to whimsical, with themes that incorporate the natural world. Cranes, bison, ponies and a brand-new bronze squirrel, among many others, are scattered around Meadow Lake and tucked away in other spots within walking distance of the Arboretum’s Visitor Center. More info and photos coming soon!