Feb. 8–May 4, 2014
Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In Animal Secrets, families will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, children will discover nature from an animal’s point of view in stream, woodland, meadow, and cave environments and investigate specimens in a naturalist’s tent.
Animal Secrets was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional support provided by the Collins Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust.
Leonardo: The Mummified Dinosaur
Opens March 8, 2014
Leonardo, arguably the most scientifically important dinosaur ever discovered, is coming to the world’s largest children’s museum. When this fossilized Brachylophosaurus was carefully unearthed in the Montana Badlands in 2002, researchers had their first real look at the skin, the scales, the foot pads, and even the stomach contents of the behemoths that roamed the planet 77 million years ago.
China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army
May 10–Nov. 2, 2014
This one-of-a-kind exhibit will showcase the astounding story of the tomb complex of China’s first emperor, and it is expected to feature real Terra Cotta Warriors among more than 100 artifacts from the Terra Cotta Warriors site in Xi’an, China, considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. Hands-on interactives will let families become part of the research team and investigate the real scientific research currently underway examining and preserving the bright pigments that once made the painted army so vibrant.
China’s Terra Cotta Warriors: The Emperor’s Painted Army is presented by Eli Lilly and Company Foundation.
Take Me There: China
Opens May 10, 2014
“Fly” over the Great Wall of China, “land” in Beijing, and embark on a journey through contemporary China. Explore the lifestyles of modern-day Chinese families and experience ancient traditions and modern activities through art, music, food, tea culture, and ancient Chinese medicine.
Take Me There: China is made possible by lead gifts from Lilly Endowment, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, The Lilly Family, Mrs. Yvonne Shaheen, Sarah and John Lechleiter, the U.S. Institute for Museum and Library Services, Jane and Steve Marmon, Susan and Jim Naus, and Polly Hix.
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