Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Fossils Live! A Tour of the Fossil Prep Lab

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar with Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf and Paleobiologist Karma Nanglu aired November 17, 2020, as part of the A Celebration of Fossils series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Get a special tour behind the scenes in the fossil prep lab at the National Museum of Natural History with Fossil Preparator Michelle Pinsdorf. She shows how she cleans, prepares, and protects fossils that come to the museum from the field. She and Paleobiologist Karma Nanglu also answer questions about this important and fun work.

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