Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Scientist Spotlight: Chris Mooney, Manager, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and the Butterfly Pavilion


Meet Chris Mooney, O. Orkin Insect Zoo and Butterfly Pavilion Lead. Find out what he does on the job, what he likes about it, and how he developed an interest in insects.

About Scientist Spotlight

The videos in this series highlight personal stories of science experts at the museum, including how they became interested in science and what challenges they have overcome. The experts also offer advice for students who may be interested in pursuing a science career.

These videos aim to:

  • Help students build more personal connections to science careers
  • Help students build positive attitudes in science
  • Help students experience the topic as meaningful

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
Careers, Life Science
O. Orkin Insect Zoo