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Dynamic Earth Hall

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All Ages


Level 3

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.

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Two dads and their sons stand on the Earthquake display.

Earthquake Shake

Feel the Earth move! Step on board this exhibit and experience the power of plate tectonics as the ground quakes beneath your feet.

Skeleton remains found in North Texas.

Ellie May the Mammoth

Get up close and personal with a Ellie May, a Columbian mammoth discovered right here in Texas. Wonder at its amazing size and learn how its skeleton offers clues into the past of North Texas.

Two patrons looking over the tornado simulator.

Tornado Close-Up

Reach your hands inside a tornado simuator to feel the airflows and observe the formation of these infamous and powerful storms.

Young girl pretends to be a meteorologist in front of a green screen.

Future Meteorologist

Lights, camera, action! Step in front of the camera as you become a meteorologist and deliver an engaging weather report.

Earthquake Shake

Ellie May the Mammoth

Tornado Close-Up

Future Meteorologist

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!

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