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Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations

The history of Cyprus is revealed through a rich collection of antiquities, many of which are traveling outside the country for the first time.

Dig It! The Secrets of Soil Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

This exhibition introduces the study of soil science and demonstrates the vital role soil plays in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity, and environmental sustainability.

Dinosaurs: Reptiles, Masters of Land Dinosaurs: Reptiles, Masters of Land

All of the old favorites are on view in the exhibition hall—Diplodocus, T. rex, and Triceratops—and more.

Earth from Space Earth from Space

See precise, up-to-date images captured by high-tech satellites, used by geologists, meteorologists, and other scientists to study how the Earth changes from day to day and year to year.

Edison After Forty Edison After Forty

This exhibition of 60 photographs focuses on the later years of Thomas Edison's career.

Electricity: Lighting a Revolution Electricity: Lighting a Revolution

This exhibition reveals how Thomas Edison's incandescent electric light bulb and other inventions transformed our world.

Elephant Trails Elephant Trails

As part of the Zoo's campaign to save Asian elephants, this expanded and transformed home for the Zoo's Asian elephants provides new indoor and outdoor space and features a variety of habitats that support the natural behavior of the multi-generational herd.

Enid A. Haupt Garden Enid A. Haupt Garden

A 4.2-acre rooftop park, named for its donor, features an embroidered parterre in a geometric design of plants and flowers rotated seasonally.

Explore the Universe Explore the Universe

Learn what scientists think our universe is like, how the present scientific view of the universe came to be, how our universe is being shaped today, and what mysteries remain.

Exploring the Planets Exploring the Planets

This exhibition highlights the history and achievements of planetary exploration, both Earth-based and by spacecraft.

Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants

This exhibition provides a look at life from an ant's point of view through large-format photographs of ants going about their daily business, a cast of an underground ant city, and a live ant colony.

Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War

This exhibition reviews the early history of submarines and their radical transformation after World War II.

Forces of Change: Atmosphere: Change is in the Air Forces of Change: Atmosphere: Change is in the Air

This exhibition explains the important role the atmosphere plays in our lives and in the environment by examining its evolution and properties and its effects on plants, animals, and people.

Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach Forces of Change: Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach

This exhibition uses the El Nino weather phenomenon to demonstrate the dynamic interrelations among the Earth's 4 components.

Forces of Change: The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely Forces of Change: The Arctic: A Friend Acting Strangely

Explore the Arctic’s changing climate. Discover what these changes mean for the Arctic, its wildlife, its people—and the rest of the planet.

Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America

See portraits of Benjamin Franklin and his friend, men who shared a passion for science.

Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion

This exhibition examines Muybridge's (1830-1904) career and his production of thousands of images that capture progressive movements within fractions of a second -- movements imperceptible to the human eye.

Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

Giant panda cub Bao Bao is now on exhibit! Bao Bao is now spending much of her time in the trees of her outdoor exhibit where she can sometimes be difficult to see. Sharp eyes will spot her.

Great Ape House Great Ape House

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

Great Cats: Lions and Tigers Great Cats: Lions and Tigers

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.


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