Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend
March 28 – June 14
The elusive narwhal with its magnificent spiral tooth has inspired art, legend, and cultural practice for centuries. Today, Inuit knowledge coupled with scientific research help us better understand narwhals— and the changing Arctic. The exhibition features a full-scale narwhal model and engaging interactives that will appeal to all generations.
Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.
Permian Monsters: Life Before Dinosaurs
June 26 – November 8
Step back 290 million years to a time when bizarre creatures dominated life on land and sea. Learn about these extraordinary creatures and how 90% of all life vanished in the largest extinction event of all time.
The Permian Period ended millions of years before dinosaurs evolved. This unique traveling exhibition brings the past back to life with vivid artwork and scientifically accurate 3-D sculptures that augment an amazing collection of fossils on view.