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Notices

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The Hope Diamond will be on public view only on Fridays and weekends from April 18 through June 30, 2016. The diamond will return to permanent display July 1, 2016. For more information...
Fossil Hall Closed
The National Fossil Hall is currently closed for renovation until 2019. - A brand new hall will open to the public in 2019. For more information about the National Fossil Hall renovations or our current or upcoming dinosaur exhibits, please visit http://naturalhistory.si.edu/fossil-hall/.

Upcoming Events

Highlights

Lions lying in the bush against an orange sky
National Geographic Into Africa: The Photography of Frans Lanting - Take a personal journey into the wonders of wild Africa as seen through the lens of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting. Open until Summer 2016
Nature's Best 2015
Nature's Best Photography Presents: Best of the Best. Windland Smith Rice International Awards - Enjoy 20 years of nature's finest moments in the "Best of the Best" photo exhibition. Open until Fall 2016.
Rocky shores of Iceland with water, ice and dramatic clouds in the background
Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed - Photographer Feodor Pitcairn and poet Ari Trausti Guðmundsson reveal a land of fire, ice, hardy life, and natural beauty. Open until April 2017.
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The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World - 66 million years ago, the last dinosaurs roamed what is now the western interior of North America. Then global catasprophe ended their reign. Walk through time to explore our scientists' findings that help us understand America's last dinosaurs, their lives, and their ultimate demise. Learn more...

Now Playing in the Johnson IMAX® Theater

  • Q?rius (pronounced curious). Unlock your world at qrius.si.edu.
  • Ocean Portal: Find Your Blue

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