As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are temporarily closed. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.
Over 450 individuals make up the science community of the National Museum of Natural History. These include staff scientists, resident research associates, pre- and post-doctoral fellows, long-term visiting researchers from other institutions, scientists employed by affiliated agencies, and non-resident research associates and collaborators.
We also mentor students through science-based internships and work with volunteers who contribute their time and talents toward our scientific endeavors.