Special Exhibits


Our 2,500 square - foot temporary exhibit area allows the Museum to showcase special exhibits throughout the year. These exciting and unique displays, made possible through the generous support of donors, sponsors, and the Museum Foundation, bring members and visitors back to the Museum over and over again. Plan your next visit around our next special exhibit and other area attractions.

Current Exhibits

Be the Dinosaur: Life in the Cretaceous
Fusion of state-of-the-art video game technology and traditional exhibits

Past Exhibits

Dinosaurs: Big, Bad, Bold, and Back
Meet over 20 robotic dinosaurs, including a T. Rex!
Animal Secrets!
Explored the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals.
"Rainforest Adventure"
Come Play in the Rain(forest)!
Giant National Geographic Map of North America
This exhibit brings geography home in a big way for American students.
Examined how "toadally" important, interesting and fun all things frog can be!
Lost in the Amazon
Stephen Kirkpatrick's intimate photographs of endangered habitats.
After the Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Mammals
Animatronic creatures from prehistory come stomping and roaring to life.
A T.rex Named Sue
The largest and most complete T.rex ever discovered.
Towering Termites
Fascinating facts, interactive activities and displays inside a 60-foot termite.
Witness: Endangered Species of North America
Stunning photographs of 100 of our continent’s most threatened animals.
An unusual look at these amazing reptiles in the photographs of C. C. Lockwood.
Robot Zoo
Robotic animals reveal the brilliance of nature’s own engineering.
Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats
Exploring the myths and realities of these mysterious creatures.
Wetland Wonderland
Photographs from Joe Mac Hudspeth’s book, In the South Wild.
Rhythms of Nature: The Pascagoula River
Exploring the largest unimpeded river system in the continental U.S.
Between the Blades of Grass
An exhibit of Walter Anderson’s drawings and watercolors.
Prehistoric Playground
The early lives of dinosaurs, from eggs to hatchlings to playful infants.
The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation
Celebrating the Louisiana Purchase and the natural wonder of the Mighty Mississippi.
The Hidden World of Bears
An intimate look at bears and their behavior through captivating photography.
Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants & Animals of Hawaii
Breathtaking photos from the islands by David Liitschwager and Susan Middleton.
Wilder Mississippi
“Like being let in on a wonderful secret” through the photos of Stephen Kirkpatrick.
Visions of Nature: The World of Walter Anderson
The Mississippi artist’s exploration of nature in woodcuts, watercolors, and pen-and-ink.
Natural History Machines
An interactive exhibit featuring steel marionettes of prehistoric creatures.
Amazing Butterflies
Visitors discovered the caterpillar's secret world.
Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived
The 60-foot, 2-million-year-old Megalodon loomed life-size in this exhibit.
Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl: Home Sweet Home
Two beloved American icons came to life in this educational, interactive exhibit for children.
Monsters of the Deep
Transported visitors into the underwater world of prehistoric creatures & modern-day giants.
Sustainable Choices
Visitors discovered the impact of our everyday actions.
Amazing and lifelike robotic creatures took us back millions of years.
Bone up on Bones
Explored the marvels of the human skeletal system.
Hunters of the Sky
Visitors explored the wonders of the great birds of prey.
Jewels of the Sea: Walter Anderson's Aquatica
Visitors were Immersed in the marine world of Walter Anderson.
The World of Giant Insects
Giant robotic insects up to 120 times life size.
"Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly"
See them with your own eyes - fascinating living reptiles from around the world!
A Forest Journey & Nature's Numbers
Take a hands-on journey through the natural world & discover the shapes and patterns of nature!
National Geographic Giant Map of South America
This exhibit brings geography home in a big way!
Animal Grossology
Oozing with interactive science & interactive learning games!
Dinosaurs Land of Fire and Ice
Travel back in time to play & explore the Age of Dinosaurs
Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs
"Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies"
Dinosaur eggs, nests, and embryos!
"Goose Bumps!: The Science of Fear"
Experience fear science through engaging activities!
"Titanoboa: Monster Snake"
Discover the largest snake that ever lived!