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Changing Exhibits Photo Gallery

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Sea Change

  • case in Sea Change exhibit
  • Sea Change exhibit in Spotlight Gallery
  • pteropoda
    Sea Butterfly – Pteropod Limacina helicina
    Credit: Alexander Semenov

Gideon Mendel: Drowning World

  • boy in front of pink house
    © GIDEON MENDEL, Vilian Sousa da Silva,Taquari District, Rio Branco, Brazil, March 2015. C-print, 47 ¼ x 47 ¼ inches. Courtesy of the artist.
  • woman in flood
    ©GIDEON MENDEL, Georgia Winegart, San Marco neighborhood, Jacksonville, Florida,USA, September 2017. C-print, 27 ½ x 27 ½ inches. Courtesy of the artist.
  • couple in water
    © GIDEON MENDEL, Jeff and Tracey Waters, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK, February 2014 C-print. Courtesy of the artist
  • photographer and man
    © GIDEON MENDEL, Gideon Mendel at work on his Drowning World project in Chandajan Village in Assam State, India in September 2014. In those floods, 1,864 villages were affected,1.6 million people displaced.
  • wet curtains
    © GIDEON MENDEL, From the Home of John Jackson, Toll Bar Village, South Yorkshire,UK, June 2007. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.
  • flood at 2 windows
    © GIDEON MENDEL, Car Repair Workshop, Andrews, South Carolina,USA, October 2015. Photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Permian Monsters

  • flying creature in glass
    Sculpture of a Permian dragonfly, enormous compared to today’s dragonflies.
    Credit: Ramon Torres
  • small Cacops on mount
    Cacops was small compared to other temnospondyl amphibians, growing up to 18 inches long.
    Credit: Ramon Torres
  • 2 women examine fossil
    Viewing reconstructions of a Permian beast with skin and without.
    Credit: Ramon Torres
  • dad and son and creature
    Getting a close-up view.
    Credit: Ramon Torres
  • man bends toward creature
    Permian Monsters is enlightening for both children and adults.
    Credit: Ramon Torres
  • Gorgonopsid Inostrancevia(left) Scutosaurus (right)
    Permian Monsters creatures Gorgonopsid Inostrancevia (left) and Scutosaurus (right)
    Credit: Gondwana Studios
  • Dinocephalian Titanophoneus animatronic
    An animatronic Dinocephalian Titanophoneus with a mural backdrop of its setting
    Credit: Gondwana Studios
  • Dinocephalian Estemmenosuchus
    Dinocephalian Estemmenosuchus from Permian Monsters
    Credit: Gondwana Studios
  • carnivore Titanophoneus
    Titanophoneus is an extinct meat-eater that had a long heavy snout on a 2-feet-six-inch skull. See it in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, Nov. 21, 2020–Jan. 17, 2022.
    Credit: Gondwana Studios
  • artwork of Permian creatures
    Vivid artwork brings to life the bizarre-looking creatures of the Permian period that predated the dinosaurs. See it in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, Nov. 21, 2020–Jan. 17, 2022.
    Credit: Gondwana Studios
  • 2 Permian creatures
    Before dinosaurs came on the scene, extraordinary and bizarre creatures roamed the planet. See some of them in Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs, Nov. 21, 2020–Jan. 17, 2022 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Creature facing left is Inonstrancevia; facing right is Scutosaurus.
    Credit: Gondwana Studios