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Look Who You Might Run Into

Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.

Creature Closeups Gallery

Jellyfish

Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

May 30th at 11:00 am

Join an exciting, on-stage whale rescue based on the real-life experiences of local marine mammal heroes.

May 30th at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm

Watch as a diver suits up in SCUBA gear and plunges into one of the world’s deepest living coral reef exhibits.

For Members
May 31st at 10:30 am

Join a planetarium presenter for a live update highlighting news from recent robotic space missions.

For Members
May 31st at 10:40 am

Gain a new perspective on life in this live, 15-minute program hosted by Planetarium staff in Hohfeld Hall.

June 8th at 7:30 pm

Robert Hurt shares the legacy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope through incredible images.

Explore our Library of Life

Our research collections include specimens from each of the world’s oceans and all seven continents. Take a peek at some of our oldest, rarest, and most amazing finds.

Specimen Spotlights Gallery

Frog

Learn about our current initiatives, and access tools and resources to support your work.