Monster fish, forensics and space exploration on display

fish sculpture

BIG FISH  This sculpture greets visitors at a National Geographic exhibit about finding and protecting the world’s largest freshwater fish.

Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

O Columbia

September 23–24, 2015

A new chamber opera places space travel in the context of American exploration, tragedy and perseverance.

Houston Grand Opera

Loop, Arch or Whorl


The forensic science exhibit is the latest hands-on activity at a museum that calls itself an amusement park for the mind.

WonderWorks, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants

Through October 11, 2015

Life-size sculptures of freshwater fish up to 6 meters long dot an exhibit that also features (smaller) live fish in aquariums.

National Geographic Museum, Washington, D.C.

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