COVID-19 UPDATE: The gardens are open (galleries remain closed). All visitors, including Members must reserve tickets online in advance.
This award-winning exhibition encourages visitors to think about the beauty of science in a historical context—the elegant breakthroughs, the remarkable discoveries, and the amazing people and stories behind them. This is a permanent exhibition, although new materials from the collections are routinely rotated on and off display to minimize light exposure and share the variety of the collections with visitors. The exhibition is arranged around four areas of exploration: astronomy, natural history, medicine, and light.
Explore the Beautiful Science TIMELINE