November 4, 2017 – February 25, 2018


November 4, 2017 – February 25, 2018

DiG THiS.. and BUiLD THAT!

Thompson Gallery

See and touch everything from architecture and autos to books and blocks in our latest exhibit!

Featuring original illustrations from Virginia Lee Burton’s classic 1939 book Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and antique toys from the museum’s collection, we have it all when it comes to construction: vehicles, building blocks, Erector Sets, puzzles, LEGOs, and more! There are also original illustrations by two current artists: Chris Van Dusen’s books If I Built a House and If I Built a Car, and Brian Lovelock’s books Roadwork, Construction, and Demolition.

Plus, dig out some toys and materials to create your own constructions right in the gallery! Get on a digger and move stones in the pit, put together amazing creations from Lincoln Logs, building blocks, LEGOs, and more, and try your hand at building a book to take home with you!



September 12, 2017 – January 28, 2018

Wild About Harry! Celebrating 20 Years of Wizardry

Family Discovery Gallery

Join us in our Family Discovery Gallery as we celebrate twenty years of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books.  In our family gallery you can climb aboard the Hogwarts Express, feast in the Great Hall, play chess or read a book in the library, explore the Owlery, or work in the Weasley brothers’ shop: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes.





September 30, 2017 – February 25, 2018


Osgood Gallery

Fabulous facial hair!  This exhibit will explore facial hairstyles and grooming techniques through the ages with rarely seen historical photographs and artifacts from our collection.





 Coming Soon! 


West Gallery

Our next fashion exhibit will feature all these glimmery, shiny, and sparkly!  Stay tuned!