Shake it off. Just shake it off.
The Rees-Jones Foundation
Dynamic Earth Hall
Brain Juice Focus
Get ready for a 100% chance of change
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. Earth, air, and water interact in ways that produce powerful results. Check out real footage from Texas weather events, get hands-on in immersive exhibits, and explore engaging multimedia stations that will help you discover how — and why — the land and climate on planet Earth are constantly changing.
Ellie May the mammoth
Touch a tornado
Reach the clouds with your feet still on the ground
Become a 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!
What to do next
Experience the building blocks of rocks in a completely different way in the Gems and Minerals Hall. These rocks will mesmerize you as they shimmer, sparkle, and glow. All minerals are a specific combination of chemical elements. While they share many traits — some will definitely surprise you.