Find your blue at Ocean Portal

Dive in and explore the Smithsonian Ocean Portal Check out the recently launched Smithsonian Ocean Portal, an award-winning website developed by the National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborators to inspire awareness, understanding and stewardship of the world’s ocean. Wherever you are, YOU are connected to the ocean. Learn more. Do more. Find… Continue reading Find your blue at Ocean Portal


May 30, 1985

“Mammals in the Limelight” opens in the National Museum of Natural History as a permanent exhibition. The exhibition consists of murals showing environmental changes in North America by depicting the landscape as it was 50, 30, 20, and 10 million years ago. Also included are mounted skeletons, including a fox-sized horse, titantothere and giant stegomastodon,… Continue reading May 30, 1985


What does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be human? The new David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins at the Natural History Museum focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world throughout time. It examines the shared framework of humankind as well… Continue reading What does it mean to be human?


In the news

We’ve all heard of Congressmen with a few skeletons in their closets, but forensic anthropologists from the Natural History museum are digging even deeper at the historic Congressional Cemetary. Continue reading In the news

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