Extraordinary Things

Extraordinary Things is a series featuring intriguing objects from all four museums that invites you to explore each of the "extraordinary things" with fun activities and from multiple, and sometimes surprising, perspectives.

Beauty and the Beholder

lotus shoe and foot model.

Healing Hands

horseshoe crab fossil.

Top Dogs

magnetic dog toy.

E Pluribus Unum-Out of Many, One

tapa bark cloth with great seal of united states

Home Sweet Home

Recreation of part of a kitchen with a table and pantry.

Big Cats, Little Cats

egyptian cat statue head.

Women's Work


World in Color

close up of an iris.

Summer Solstice

willemite gem