Current Exhibitions

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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.

Permian Monsters

May 27, 2017 – September 4, 2017  (This is the U.S. premiere of this exhibit)

Beginning Saturday, May 27, get a glimpse at what life was like before the greatest mass extinction of all time.  You will have the opportunity to travel back in time to the super continent, Pangea, when bizarre reptiles and amphibians ruled the Earth, 50 million years before dinosaurs first graced the planet. Interact with animatronic Permian creatures and set your sights on skeletons of these magnificent beasts for yourself. This unique expedition closes Labor Day weekend.



Rattlerssss: From Fear to Fascination

Sep 1, 2012 through Aug 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.