About the Museum
Experience a world of science, history and nature through interactive exhibits and amazing artifacts. Discover that “ah-ha” moment in the STEM Discovery Lab, where creative thinking and problem-solving skills collide through hands-on experiments. Bring in treasures from your own backyard and have naturalists identify them in Nature’s Trading Post. Practice your spelunking in our recreated limestone cave, walk through a glacier and experience the ice age, get up close with Neil Armstrong’s space suit, watch our Big Brown Bats take flight, visit Dino Hall and meet Umi, our resident mummy. With something for all ages, there’s always more to explore in the Museum of Natural History & Science.
As we head into repair and restoration, some exhibits, artifacts, and events will be impacted. For a full update on the restoration process, please click here.
Photos by Todd Joyce, Michael Keating & Sarah Stoutamire
Exhibits and Special Events
Learn the story of Umi, an Egyptian mummy of a young boy dating back more than 1,800 years.
This exhibit has closed for repair and restoration.
Experience the wonder of standing next to reptiles that walked the Earth millions of years ago.
The STEM Discovery Lab is designed to engage creative thinking and problem-solving skills—the real tools of scientists and innovators.
Explore your natural world! What better way to learn about science and collecting than to have kids get out in their own backyards?
Nature's Trading Post has been moved to the Duke Energy Children's Museum.
Didn’t know you could explore a replica of an actual limestone cave in the Museum of Natural History & Science?
In this time warp, you’ll go back to the Ohio Valley 19,000 years ago when the last glacier in this area started its retreat north.
Upper Ice Age has closed for repair and restoration.
See a replica of his Apollo 11 space suit, tools and the moon rock he donated to the Museum of Natural History & Science in 2006.