Friday, August 27, 2021

Time Is Running Out to See Creatures That Glow and Creatures That Sparkle

Creatures that glow, creatures that sparkle.


Time is running out to see two stunning special exhibitions: Creatures of Light and Beautiful Creatures. Learn how real animals produce bioluminescence and be dazzled by an array of precious jewelry inspired by animals of land, air, and sea. Both exhibitions are on display until early September. Reserve your tickets today!





Glowing purple jellyfish

Creatures of Light Closes September 5

From fireflies found in backyards across the Northeast to the deep-sea fishes that illuminate the perpetually dark ocean depths, discover how light is used to attract a mate, lure unsuspecting prey, or defend against predators in the immersive exhibition Creatures of Light.
Free for Members.





Jeweled starfish

Beautiful Creatures Closes September 19

Beautiful Creatures presents more than 100 animal-themed precious jewels created by the world’s great jewelry houses and artisans, from Cartier's iconic panthers to Suzanne Belperron's butterflies. Beautiful Creatures is free with admission, which is free for Members, as part of the redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals.





Your Support Is Critical

As we welcome back visitors, the Museum continues to operate under unprecedented financial strain—and we urgently need your help to keep fulfilling our mission of science and education. At this crucial moment, every gift, of any size, matters. We are gratefully accepting donations here.