The museum is also host to regular traveling exhibits. Recent exhibits include It Came From Mars, which showcases Martian rocks that fell to Earth, and Birds of Paradise: Amazon Avian Evolution, a Nation Geographic exhibition that showcases the research of photographer Tim Laman and Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes. Laman is an accomplished field biologist, explorer, and filmmaker. He focused on creating images to tell the stories of rare and endangered wildlife. Inspired as a child by a David Attenborough program about tropical areas that featured several species of birds of paradise, Ed Scholes is a field biologist and a curator of a biodiversity video collection in the Macaulay Library at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
It Came From Mars was jointly created by the museum and the University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteorites. In addition to the Martian rocks featured at this exhibit, there was also a lunar meteorite and volcanic rock from New Mexico that traveled to Mars with the Curiosity Rover. Curiosity was launched on November 26, 2011 from Cape Canaveral and is still on Mars.