In our Natural History gallery, learn about anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology. A beautifully-curated collection of specimens, from gems and fossils, to a real life-size alligator, give guests plenty to explore and observe.
Get a sense of the scale and power of the largest bear in the world! Two real, full-sized polar bears are poised to give guests an up-close and personal view of this beautiful, vulnerable species.
This authentic Egyptian mummy was exhibited at the World’s Fair in 1904 before being acquired by the museum. The mummy, Then-Hotep, has been dated to the late 25th to early 26th Dynasty (700-625 B.C.,) but the coffin is nearly 3,500 years old. This carefully-preserved artifact can be viewed in our Discovery Gallery.
Project Gemini, NASA’s second human spaceflight program, fell between projects Mercury and Apollo (1961-1966.) While our Gemini space capsule never left the ground, it helped many astronauts in the 1960s prepare for their space missions.
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