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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. Learn more…

Upcoming Events


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The 21st Annual Nature's Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards Exhibition - Nature photographers travel the globe and brave the elements to create images that transport us into the natural world. The 21st annual exhibition presents 83 fine art prints accompanied by an HD video Open until September 2017.
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100 Years of America's National Park Service: Preserve, Enjoy, Inspire - To celebrate, the National Park Service has teamed up with the National Museum of Natural History to present over 50 images by award‐winning photographers. Open until August 2017.
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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. Learn more…

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