Upcoming Exhibitions

Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History

March 4 through August 27, 2017

The mapping of climate zones, wind direction, weather, and other atmospheric events has a long and storied history. In this exhibition of maps, images, instruments and artifacts from the 15th century to the present, visitors will discover how Zephyrs directed ancient ships, how Horae - goddesses of the seasons - dictated natural order, how scientific data became the standard for mapping weather elements in the Age of Enlightenment, and how cartographers created complex climatic zones and thematically represented vast amounts of statistical data on maps in the 20th century. Explore five centuries of regions, seasons and more, and learn about the mapping of weather and its effect on the environment throughout history.

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (