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.

World of Giant Insects

May 28, 2018 – September 21, 2018    (Summer of 2018)

Enter a world where insects tower over people- 40 to 100 times larger than life! Experience the immersive and realistic habitats with scenic backgrounds, plants, and ground over. Watch insects interact with each other. Observe live insects in terrariums, and peruse portraits of insects in the gallery.


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.