This highly interactive traveling exhibit is an adventure through the remarkable realms of scientific discoveries and real artifacts. Through experiments, challenges, touchable specimens, computer interactives and multimedia experiences, visitors of all ages will delve into these astounding wonders. They will follow their natural interest and curiosity in the unusual and remarkable as they explore the real science behind the unbelievable.
Feel dwarfed by some of the world's largest organisms, and invaded by some of the smallest, as you discover the science behind our planet's most extreme biology. Challenge yourself to find the 10 tiny animals, check out cow hairballs and the largest plant seeds in the world, and get a glimpse into your future at the Age Yourself exhibit
Mr. Ripley was an explorer extraordinaire who traveled the world, collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered. Browse through decades of cartoons by, letters for, and video of the man behind the Ripley Entertainment Inc. franchise.
We live on an amazing planet that is full of incredible phenomena, which may appear unbelievable at a first glance. From geologic formations such as gigantic mineral crystals, to exploding killer lakes, there is a scientific explanation behind every wonder of the natural world.
Investigate extraordinary body modification techniques practiced by cultures around the world and how these aesthetic changes affect the functioning of the human body. Explore how shrunken heads were made, and the cultural reasons for them.
Explore objects of unique art and collections of unusual things that represent Mr. Ripley's inspiring legacy. Find out how artist Willard Wigan is able to make exquisite sculptures so tiny they can fit in the eye of a needle. Delve into the science of color mixing and pixilation. This are has seating for visitors to pause and enjoy the art around them.
How do illusions work? Illusions exploit the way our brains process sensory information to turn it into an image or sound we can comprehend. Trick your sight and hearing and learn how we perceive the world around us. These amazing illusions will keep you fooled even after you learn how they work!
March 2 - September 2, 2013
October 5 - January 5, 2014
January 27 - May 4, 2014
May 22 - September 8, 2014
October 2 - January 4, 2015
February 19 - April 26, 2015
May 21 - September 7, 2015
September 30 - January 17, 2016
January 30 - April 24, 2016
May 20 - September 5, 2016
February 11 - May 7, 2017
May 26 - September 4, 2017
January 23 - April 23, 2018
May 26 - September 4, 2018
May 26 - September 3, 2019
"We're extremely satisfied with the process and working relationship we've had with Science North...They were very attentive to the feedback and in working with us...have made a good exhibit great."
Judith Fritz, Director of Education, The Tech Museum of Innovation - San Jose, CA
"Science North's object theaters have really defined what a true multimedia visitor experience is. Science North has a longer track record than anybody when it comes to producing fun, informative, affordable shows."
Paul Martin, Head of Exhibit Development, Science Museum of Minnesota
"What we enjoy the most about Science North products is that we know we are receiving rich educational content delivered in a fun and humorous way. Our visitors are sometimes unaware of learning as they are so immersed in the experiences....I offer my wholehearted support for Science North's experience in creating content rich exhibits and productions."
Richard C. Thomas, Exhibit Coordinator, Connecticut Science Center
"Fernbank Museum of Natural History is a long standing client of Science North...As a natural history museum we appreciate the wide variety of content that is a part of each and every one of Science North's projects. Steeped in these content rich exhibits and products are educational and scientific facts. While visitors are interacting and having fun they are also learning, which is key."
Jennifer Grant Warner, Sr. Vice President & Chief Programming Officer, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"...Our visitors were engaged and seemed to love the interactive. The exhibition looks fantastic in our gallery and I think it will do really well here. I'm also very thankful that it is so low-maintenance."
Michael H. Brown, Exhibit Designer, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"One of the strengths of [Creatures of the Abyss] is the strong personal connection that visitors can make with researchers - this is conveyed with interviews, content review, and a speakers series. I am hopeful that this connection is copied by other science centers and museums as it brings a sense of excitement and relevance to the exhibit."
Dr. George I. Matsumoto, Senior Education and Research Specialist, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
"This immersive exhibit taught us an incredible amount of information about the ocean and the amazing research that is happening there... in a place that we know so little about. We came away from this exhibit thinking about the ocean in an entirely different way, and inspired to make changes to protect this fragile ecosystem."
Lisa .A., Science North Visitor and Member
"I came with my two children (ages 5 and 3) to Fernbank yesterday and wanted to pass along my compliments on the Wildlife Rescue exhibit...The exhibit was one of the most hands-on and educational I have ever seen...Every part of the exhibit was working and was a fun and educational experience. My sincere compliments to the designers and to Fernbank for making this exhibit part of their temporary collection. Kudos!"
Christine .R., Visitor to Fernbank Museum of Natural History
"I thought it was a beautifully put together exhibit, which can be very hard to come by...I absolutely loved that this exhibit was extremely educational for adults as well."
Erin Kendall, School Programs Coordinator, The Wildlife Experience