The Museum's OmniGlobe is a 60-inch diameter sphere that allows viewers to see patterns and trends in our planet's natural and political landscape. Study tectonic plate movement or view recent weather graphics showing systems from around the globe.
Our design team developed a graphic image of the Japanese Tsunami and its global reach, which is now visible on the OmniGlobe – take a look!
The OmniGlobe also has features that take you to the surface of each planet in our solar system! Explore the sands of Mars or the clouds of Jupiter!
This dynamic and fascinating tool is used by our educators to demonstarte global systems and how they are related to what we experience locally.
The OmniGlobe arrived at the Museum in 2010. Our team of educators and scientists are working on new animations to present. Let us know what interests you about the forces around the globe.
The Naturalists Corner is located near the OmniGlobe. Bring your bugs, rocks, bones, plants and questions for our naturalists to help you understand the ecosystems, habitats and species that are in your neighborhood.