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Look Who You Might Run Into

Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.

Creature Closeups Gallery

Jellyfish

Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

February 14th at 10:30 am

Join us for a special Valentine's Day treat as we offer our African penguins heart-shaped tokens of affection.

February 14th at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm

Watch as a diver suits up in scuba gear and plunges into one of the world’s deepest living coral reef exhibits.

February 14th at 3:30 pm

Learn more about Claude, our American Alligator, and other fascinating inhabitants of the swamp.

February 15th at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm

Discover the beauty, variety, and vast complexity of our connections to the network of life that surrounds us.

February 15th at 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 4:30 pm

Travel to the Moon, Mars, and beyond to search for habitats that might support extraterrestrial life.

February 16th at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm

Explore global views of the Amazon rainforest like never before in our all-new, live 3D show.

Explore our Library of Life

Our research collections include specimens from each of the world’s oceans and all seven continents. Take a peek at some of our oldest, rarest, and most amazing finds.

Specimen Spotlights Gallery

Frog

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