Touch, Climb, Crawl

A row of children sitting on top of Pheena the Fin Whale

Pheena the Fin Whale

Climb on a life-sized replica of a teenage fin whale—the second largest whale in the world!

A young person turning gears on an exhibit

Young Explorers Area

Join in the exploration as you and your child experiment with our colorful gear wall, see what flies the highest in our wind tube, and investigate motion on our gravity wall. Start discovering science, get creative, and develop new skills in this area designed specially for your little explorers.

A child climbing on the DNA sculpture exhibit at The Lawrence

DNA Sculpture

Experience the shape of a double helix firsthand by climbing inside our massive DNA sculpture. DNA in your trillions of cells carries the genetic messages that make you you. Climb through the “horizontal ladder” of the supersize DNA sculpture on the Hall’s plaza. Experience the twists and turns of DNA’s double helix shape, and get inspired to learn more about the biology of life.