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.
"Digging the Fossil Record", our department's blog, presents behind-the-scenes photos, field reports from our scientists, research news, archival images, paleo art, and many other stories about our collections and our work, past and present.
Visit The Paleontological Society of Washington to join a forum to discuss and learn about the latest advances in paleobiology, evolution and the origin of life. The Society sponsors monthly meetings, each with a presentation by a professional scientist on topics of interest to the Society’s members. These presentations are open to the public.