Around the Country
ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Ongoing: "Rulers of the Prehistoric Skies." Meet the pterosaurs, the largest animals that have ever flown, in this new exhibition examining the winged reptiles that lived from 225 to 65 million years ago. Find out about the Quetzalcoatlus northropi and its 39-foot wingspan, the fish-eating Nyctosaurus, the toothed Dsungaripterus, and many other animals that were neither birds nor dinosaurs.
53 North Macdonald
ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER
Ongoing: "Forces of Nature." Experience some of the raw power generated by a dynamic Earth, including phenomena such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, and wildfires. Find out what Earth scientists do and what their work reveals. The Immersion Theater puts you in the center of the action, and hands-on exhibits help explain the underlying science of plate tectonics, ocean currents, wind patterns, and more.
600 East Washington Street
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Ongoing: "Dinosaur Hall." Get up close to the terrible lizards in this gallery featuring more than 300 fossils and 20 complete mounts of dinosaurs and sea creatures. Stroll beneath a 68-foot Mamenchisaurus, see the world's only display of differently aged T. rex specimens (baby, juvenile, and sub-adult), see the preserved remains of a dinosaur's last meal, and more.
900 Exposition Boulevard
SAN DIEGO NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Through November 11: "Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age." Walk with the giants in this exhibition featuring fossil tusks and skulls, many hands-on activities, and life-size models of the prehistoric animals. Discover what scientists are learning about the evolution of mammoths and their contemporary elephant relatives through new discoveries, including a wellpreserved Siberian baby mammoth specimen found in 2007.
1788 El Prado
DENVER MUSEUM OF NATURE AND SCIENCE
Ongoing: "North American Indian Cultures." Explore how different environments and materials influenced life among the continent's native peoples... and how they continue to do so. Step into a Cheyenne tipi, an Eskimo snow house, and a Navajo hogan; examine different weavings, basketry, beadwork, and pottery; and hear stories about how different groups have met needs for food, clothing, transportation, and more.
2001 Colorado Boulevard
PEABODY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Through January 4, 2014: "Echoes of Egypt: Conjuring the Land of the Pharaohs." Find out how the pharaonic Egyptian culture that last flourished thousands of years ago continued to influence the world for centuries, including our contemporary period. Explore the meaning and changing uses of hieroglyphs, see mummies and funerary objects, and discover how people around the world have incorporated Egyptian themes into their art, architecture, literature, and philosophy.
170 Whitney Avenue
DELAWARE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Through September 2: "Water's Extreme Journey." Find out about watersheds and their inhabitants in this exhibition developed with Wyland, the marine-life artist. Just like a raindrop, you can wind your way through lakes, rivers, wetlands, and other bodies of water. Along the way, find out about pollutants that come from agriculture, homes, litter, and other sources.
4840 Kennett Pike
FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Ongoing: "Butterfly Rainforest. …