With help from fossils and life-size models, this exhibit lays out the evidence — from feathers to nesting behavior — that links dinosaurs to birds.
American Museum of Natural History, New York City
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In this interactive exhibit, count up the different types of organisms that pass through a cubic foot of land or water in a single day in various habitats, including a coral reef in French Polynesia.
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.
A researcher from the SETI Institute will discuss the technology that astronomers use to image asteroids that have satellites, as well as describe potential future missions to these space rocks.
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
Through May 15
Opulent jewelry and art, along with a collection of more mundane artifacts, recovered from ruins near Pompeii help visitors appreciate the economic disparities between ancient Rome’s wealthy elite and lower socioeconomic classes.
University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor
Opens May 27
The migrations of elk, deer and other animals of Yellowstone National Park are highlighted in this exhibit, which also examines conservation efforts to protect these creatures, whose travels take them well beyond the park’s boundaries.