Upcoming Adventures

Saudin premiere 2024

North Borneo 1920 & 1935-36 :
Open Now Through Oct!

This exhibition highlights some of the most stunning, unusual & rarely viewed portrait of peoples examples and film highlights from the Johnson's two most overlooked, but perhaps most important expeditions.

This exhibit is linked to celebrate the US premiere in Chanute of Saudin: The Orangutan Whisperer.  One case is dedicated to Saudin and his amazing story.

Remarkable Women, Extraordinary Stories
Open Permanently Now!
Thanks to the 2nd Floor Phase II Renovation, we now have a new permanent gallery. The three main components of this gallery focus on women pioneers, performers and artists. Iconic objects that tell the stories of their gender struggles and accomplishments are highlighted in displays dedicated to the Mende Women of West Africa, Lizzie Le Blond and textiles from around the globe.


Roads End to Roads End

Sunday September 22nd at 1pm
in the museum's Johnson Gallery

Hear Patty Upton tell the story of the Sand Ship Discovery, a 5-Year Jeep Expedition Around the World.

Patty Upton Slide show flyer Jeep Sand Ship FREE travelogue with tire track