Meet your world
The Rees-Jones Foundation
Dynamic Earth Hall
Brain Juice Focus
Get Ready for Change!
The Dynamic Earth Hall brings the wonders of Earth directly to you. Gaze into the eye of the storm, feel the ground quake beneath your feet and take in a nearly fully articulated mammoth fossil unearthed right here in Texas. Check out real footage from Texas weather events, try hands-on in immersive exhibits and explore engaging multimedia stations to discover how — and why — the land and climate on Earth are constantly changing.
Ellie May the Mammoth
Dynamic Earth Hall Scavenger Hunt
- Make your own prediction about the weather using radar weather data — then check to see if your prediction was right!
- Check out Ellie May, our nearly fully articulated mammoth, excavated by Museum paleontologists. Because her bones were too badly damaged by the excavation equipment, Ellie May is mounted upside down from the original position she was found.
- Find and touch water in its three forms: solid, liquid and gas!
What to Do Next
Experience the building blocks of rocks in a completely different way in the Lyda Hill Gems and Minerals Hall. These rocks will mesmerize you as they shimmer, sparkle and glow