Wonder Starts Here
Next Smithsonian Science How live webcast: How are fossils prepared and why? March 9 11 AM and 2 PM ET, with host Maggy Benson. Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf extracting a fossil from a protective plaster jacket. Photo NMNH-2016-00532, Smithsonian.
Nature's Best Photography 2016 Wildland Smith Rice International Awards, now on exhibit on the second floor from October 19, 2016 to September 2017. (Image: close-up of polar bear. Copyright Jon Cornforth)
Slide showing the variety of marine animal species in one cubic foot of ocean.
100 Years: America's National Park Service. Preserve, Enjoy, Inspire. August 4, 2016 to August 4, 2017, Second Floor.