Millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed North America, another ecosystem full of monstrous animals were fighting for existence in a vast interior seaway which spanned the latitude of the continent, dividing North America down its center. The Western Interior Seaway covered most of the Midwest between the Arctic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico and was home to some of history’s most fearsome, real sea monsters.
In Search of the Higgs boson
World-renowned artist Xavier Cortada will open an exhibition of his famed banners, which depict the five experiments used to make the Nobel prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson particle. Cortada’s five original banners, created digitally, are permanently installed at CERN, the world’s largest particle physics research center, in Geneva, Switzerland. They hang below ground, directly above the LHC where the Higgs boson particle was found. The prints that will be on display at the Museum at Prairiefire help connect visitors to the place and time of the particle’s discovery.
InVISIBLE: Art of the Homeless
InVisible is an exhibit featuring powerful, inspired art created by the homeless and recently homeless. Designed to challenge perceptions of the homeless, give them a voice and visibility through their artwork, and showcase their talents. All proceeds from the sale of the art and poetry exhibited will go to the 12 artists. The exhibit is Sponsored by MarksNelson.
The Discovery Room
The Discovery Room is a hands-on environment designed for young learners ages 3-12 and their caregivers. Explorers are encouraged to tour the room’s six sections for any period of time. Much like the world, the Discovery Room is constantly growing and evolving to match modern advances in science. Included with your All Access Ticket.
Now playing in the Virtual Theater: Stonehenge VR. Designed by Voyager VR, Stonehenge transports your mind to the historic English landmark that activates your senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Using cutting edge virtual reality technology headsets and controllers developed by HTC, you will have a full range of motion to explore Stonehenge!
Space Station Tour
Discover Video in the most immersive way possible. Our 360° VR Video Experiences use the latest mobile Virtual Reality technologies to transport you into worlds unknown and unseen like ever before, in full 360°. Currently showing: Space Station Tour, float side-by-side with astronauts! Included with your All Access Ticket.
ALIVE! AR Dinosaur Experience
Walk with the creatures long since extinct as they cross our massive ALIVE! Screen located near the entrance of the Museum. Roaring Iguanodon, screeching Velociraptor, soaring Pteranodon, creatures of legend, and more roam the halls of the Museum.
Dig up your own digital fossils. Identify the characteristics of the ancient creatures you discover across different environments. Choose your beast’s color, markings, plumage, and even their name. Once you’ve brought your extinct creature back to life join them for a stroll through the Great Hall.