Special Exhibits

Current Special Exhibits
  • 1st Floor Gallery

    Exhibit logo with a dog reading a book and the text 75 years and Still Golden

    Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books

    January 20 - April 15, 2018


    Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of Golden Books, celebrates Little Golden Books' 75th anniversary with an exhibit showcasing 65 of the original illustrations by many of the renowned artists who contributed to these classic children's stories.

    Little Golden Books originated in 1942, during WWII, and for the first time, children's picture-books were produced that were well illustrated, affordable to parents, and of high quality. Of the many great artists who contributed to the Little Golden Books, some were well-known European artists who were in New York because of the war conditions overseas. Other artists who participated were Walt Disney Studios alumni, as well as some well-known American artists. Included in the 75th Anniversary showing are additional pieces by contemporary artists as well. The exhibition displays some famous classics such as The Poky Little Puppy, Tootle, The Kitten Who Thought He Was a Mouse, I Can Fly, and many others.

    This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature, Abilene, Texas.

  • 3rd Floor Gallery

    Photo of a group of people working the exhibit's code room using multiple devices to solve multple messages.
    Top Secret: License to Spy

    January 28 - April 29, 2018


    Top Secret: License to Spy is based around a James Bond-style fantasy of exotic locations, high-tech equipment, and, of course, a mystery to solve. Through the task of breaking codes, using spy satellites, and creating elusive disguises, this exhibit explores the science and technology of the undercover world of spying and espionage.

    Equipped with a Spy File, visitors are presented with a scenario and six suspects. They will be challenged with gathering intelligence from selected exhibits to uncover information on the suspects, leading them on a journey of discovery into the lifelike world of what it is like to be a secret agent. Kids and adults alike will be amazed by the behind-the-scenes glimpse into this world in Top Secret: License to Spy. This exhibit is designed and produced by Scitech in Perth, Western Australia, and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc.