Temporary Exhibits

To complement our permanent exhibits, we offer temporary exhibits that focus on specialized subjects or examine stories and events in greater depth. Temporary exhibits change out regularly so don’t wait to see them!


Marine Mammals: The Navy’s Super Searchers

The Navy’s highly-trained dolphins and sea lions carry out missions all over the world. With their natural acoustic, sight, and diving abilities, marine mammals are exceptionally skilled at finding objects underwater. Navy animals detect mines and intruders in a fraction of the time it takes human divers and human-made technology. This exhibit explores the missions Navy dolphins and sea lions perform and the science behind their remarkable abilities.


NEDU: Rising to the Challenge

The Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) has safeguarded Navy divers and expanded their diving capabilities since 1927. Its official mission is to research, develop, test, and evaluate diving equipment and procedures, but more simply, its job is problem-solving: NEDU personnel use their expertise and experience to find solutions for the many challenges of working underwater. Learn how NEDU’s many accomplishments have extended the depth, duration, and safety of Navy diving.