November 9, 2019 – January 1, 2020
301 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tickets: $22 plus
Immerse yourself in a nation full of rich biodiversity and vibrant culture and learn how this island nation is biologically unique, and how it is connected to the world. Through music, art and a variety of interactive experiences, understand how nature and culture interact to create a diverse and dynamic culture. Experience the fully bilingual exhibition in English and Spanish at Discovery Place Science.
From Land to Sea
The island nation showcases fascinating wildlife and impressive biodiversity. Our new traveling exhibition teaches audiences about its ecosystems with detailed displays and lifelike models.
From the Gardens of the Queen Marine Reserve to the Zapata wetlands, Cuba’s remarkable range of ecosystems throughout stunning landscapes will stir the imagination. Visitors can get close-up with live animals, including Smallwood’s Giant Anole and the Cuban False Chameleon.
A City Fueled by Culture
As home to 11 million people, Cuba’s multicultural heritage extends far beyond its revolutionary history. Immerse yourself in Cuban traditions while orisha thrones and carnival costumes take center stage. The exhibition includes an interactive art gallery where visitors can choose paintings, sculptures or performance art created by Cuban artists to be projected on the walls.
Explore some of Cuba’s exports, businesses and other aspects of daily life, including an immersive replica tobacco shed and a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air.
Take on the Full Cuban Experience in IMAX
Explore Cuba in our 180-degree IMAX Dome Theatre at the Museum. From colonial architecture to breathtaking landscapes, get an inside look at this vivacious and colorful nation with CUBA in IMAX.
¡Cuba! the Exhibition is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (amnh.org) in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.