1.New Core Gallery Exhibit Opens
In May 2019, after thirty-six years, the core gallery on the second floor closed to the public for a much-needed upgrade. This summer the gallery will re-open featuring new artifacts and stories while also bringing back fan favorites like the Ice Harvesting film and Stompy the Mastadon. For more info follow along on Instagram or visit our website.
2. Amazing Dinosaurs!
Experience dinosaurs as never before in this special exhibit (May 23- Nov 8). “Amazing Dinosaurs!” is a fun adventure in exploration and discovery, with more touchable dinosaur fossils than any exhibit in America. You’ll find out when and how dinosaurs lived and how we can learn about them now through fossils and skeletons.
3.New Website Launches
2020 is not just a year of new exhibits, it’s also bringing a new website! The museum is excited to share more content on a mobile friendly platform later this year.
4. A Legacy of Art Continues
Art has been a core value in this museum since the beginning in 1915. This year will be no different. Local artists in the Art Colony will be displaying work in the 105th exhibition at the museum and the annual juried show “Art Annual” will be back for its 75th year. As if that wasn’t enough, the museum will be displaying local student art in the An Artistic Discovery and NWTC Artisan and Business Center shows.
5. SPARK! Returns for Fourth Year
SPARK! is a cultural program for people with early to mid-stage memory loss and their care partners. Programs are designed to keep participants actively engaged in their communities by providing experiences that stimulate conversations, provide peer support, and inspire creativity through engaging in museum experiences. Programs last between 60 and 90 minutes and include light refreshments and time to socialize, an in-gallery experience with specially-trained staff, and various hands-on experiences and projects depending on the exhibit we’re exploring. Find more information here!