Current Exhibitions

They’re here now, but they won’t be here forever. You won’t want to miss these great temporary exhibitions. Be sure to visit the museum soon and see them before they’re gone!

Pencil these exhibition dates into your calendar to help you plan your future visits. Be sure to check back to this web page to keep up to date on what’s at the Sternberg Museum.


Megalodon: The Largest Shark that Ever Lived

February 2, 2019 – September 2, 2019

Walk through full-scale jaws into a 60-foot-long Megalodon sculpture and begin to explore the story of this fantastic ancient creature – its size, structure, diet, lifespan, relatives, neighbors, evolution, extinction and the science that continues to reveal Megalodon’s tale. Tooth-shaped island units support interpretive materials, which include graphics, hands-on components, and family-friendly interactive. The exhibit is object-rich, including numerous fossil specimens from several collections, and life-size and scale models of other fossil and modern sharks.


Botswana & the Okavango Delta: A Photographic Safari to Wild Africa

October 27, 2018 – January 28, 2019

Go on a photo safari through the wilderness of Botswana. In this country, 40% of their land is set aside as wildlife preserves. The animals photographed exist in the wild away from human influence. The photographer, Marilyn Wasinger, had this to say about her exhibit,

“I wanted to share these images in hopes of communicating my appreciation and wonder of the natural world and its inhabitants.  Many of the photos display critically endangered and threatened species.  Perhaps by seeing and learning about them, others will understand the need to preserve and protect them and the wild places for future generations.”

Come see it today!


Rattlerssss: From Fear to Fascination

September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2018

Rattlerssss is here! The Sternberg Museum has created a one-of-a-kind educational exhibit on the rattlesnakes of the United States entitled “Rattlerssss: From Fear to Fascination”. Over 40 species of rattlesnake are alive on the earth today, 22 of which occur somewhere in the United States.

This exhibit centers on the display of LIVE rattlesnakes, ranging from the gigantic Eastern Diamondback to the extremely toxic Tiger Rattlesnake. Come learn about where these snakes occur, the habitats they live in, and the unique behaviors and adaptations of each species. Check in frequently, as the individual snakes in the display are regularly changed to show variations in color and pattern.