Coming Soon

coming soon

New Earth Science Exhibit Hall--Creepy Nature! 

Creepy Nature is designed to share the actual science of weird and unusual plants and animals.  This exhibit features horror fiction concepts like vampires, zombies, mummies, and alien invaders!

Discover the truth behind these mythologies as you follow the expedition of our hero through undersea perils, mysterious jungles, forbidding swamps, and an abandoned mine.  What lurks in these environments is stranger than fiction – it’s Creepy Nature!

Creepy Nature features comic art by illustrator James Lyle from Waynesville, NC.

*Opening Spring 2018

Lions & Tigers & Bears:  Through the Lens with National Geographic

Though they are extremely powerful, lions, tigers, and bears need not be feared as Dorothy and her friends famously did along the Yellow Brick Road. Rather, these majestic predators deserve our respect, care, and protection.

Featuring multi-year coverage from National Geographic photographers Michael “Nick” Nichols, Steve Winter, and Paul Nicklen, this exhibition attests to the wildness and beauty of lions and tigers and bears.

*Opening Saturday, February 3 2018