Launched in 1999, WebExhibits is an interactive,

online museum of science, humanities, and culture.

For each exhibit, we’ve drawn upon the knowledge of experts in the field to create both a broad overview and detailed information about the topic. We hope that the exhibits’ information, virtual experiments, and hands-on activities promote learning, prompting you to think, to formulate questions, and to explore topics from a variety of angles.

The web exhibit difference

Discover how web exhibits differ from other information on the Internet. Go »

Create your own. Find out how to create your own web exhibit. Go »


Learn how to cite WebExhibits using a variety of common citation styles. Go »

Use in the classroom

Explore our teachers’ resources for using WebExhibits for classroom, distance, and online teaching. Go »


Your expertise: If you can help to fill an exhibit’s knowledge gap or can help us present information in a more appealing way, please share your expertise. Go »

Your feedback: Share your corrections, compliments, complaints, or questions with WebExhibits’ curatorial team. Go »

Links & copies

Please feel free to link to any pages on this site, or reproduce excerpts or screen grabs for editorial purposes. You can copy, distribute, or display many of the exhibits, unless otherwise noted. To use exhibits for commercial purposes, please contact us.

Support the museum

WebExhibits relies on and appreciates your financial support. Go »