Exhibitions

Scannables

Scannables

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Animals & Ecosystems

infectious disease

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Location: Second Floor( map )
May 18, 2018 - TBD 2021



A narwhal head and tusk emerging upward out of water

Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend

Location: First Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
August 03, 2017 - TBD 2019


An iridescent blue Roman glass vessel and a blue Morpho butterfly

Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History

Location: Second Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
March 10, 2017 - TBD 2021



Yellow Warbler

Birds of D.C.

Location: Ground Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent


Panda bear

The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

Location: First Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent


The Sant Ocean Hall – Opens Sept. 27. Image: Glowing-sucker Octopod, Photo courtesy of David Shale

The Sant Ocean Hall

Location: First Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent


Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea guttata)

The O. Orkin Live Insect Zoo

Location: Second Floor ( map )
Educational Facility: Permanent


Osteology: Hall of Bones

Osteology: Hall of Bones

Location: Second Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent


Earth Sciences

An iridescent blue Roman glass vessel and a blue Morpho butterfly

Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History

Location: Second Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
March 10, 2017 - TBD 2021


The Hope Diamond in its new temporary setting.

The Hope Diamond

Location: Second Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent.


Earth from space

The Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals

Location: Second Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent

Human Diversity

infectious disease

Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Location: Second Floor( map )
May 18, 2018 - TBD 2021


An iridescent blue Roman glass vessel and a blue Morpho butterfly

Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History

Location: Second Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
March 10, 2017 - TBD 2021


African child

African Voices

Location: First Floor ( map )
Exhibit: Permanent


Dr. Rick Potts, Director of the Human Origins Program, examining stone tools and other prehistoric artifacts along with casts of early human fossils  from the collections at NMNH,  Smithsonian Institution. Photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution

The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins

Location: First Floor ( map )
Exhibit: March 17, 2010 - Permanent


Fossil History

An iridescent blue Roman glass vessel and a blue Morpho butterfly

Objects of Wonder: From the Collections of the National Museum of Natural History

Location: Second Floor, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
March 10, 2017 - TBD 2021


REX logo of T-Rex skull profile and the word REX

The Last American Dinosaurs

Location: Second, Special Exhibits Gallery ( map )
November 25, 2014-indefinite


Intensive Interactives

Q?rius (pronounced curious)

Q?rius, Unlock Your World

Location: Ground Floor ( map )
Educational Facility: Permanent


Q?rius (pronounced curious) jr.: a discovery room

Q?rius Jr, A Discovery Room.

Location: First Floor ( map )
Educational Facility: Permanent


Rendering of Butterfly exhibit

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Location: Second Floor ( map )
Immersive Experience: Permanent