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Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places
2013 Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards - The annual exhibition features 60 images juried from over 20,000 entries by professional, amateur, and youth photographers around the world.
Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places
Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America's Wild Places - This juried photography exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, a cornerstone of American environmental conservation, and explores the majesty, diversity, and value of the nation's wilderness areas.
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation
Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation - This exhibit explores the heritage, daily experience, and diverse contributions that Indian immigrants and Indian Americans have made to shaping the United States. On view until August 16, 2015. Learn more…
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America. June 24, 2014 to October 2015, Ground Floor.
Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America - Martha the Passenger Pigeon, the last of her species, died 100 years ago. These exhibit cases commemorate that anniversary by exploring birds such as the Passenger Pigeon, Carolina Parakeet, & Great Auk that once roamed North America but were driven to extinction. Open until October 2015.
Fossil Hall Closed
The National Fossil Hall is currently closed for renovation until 2019. - A brand new hall will open to the public in 2019. For more information about the National Fossil Hall renovations or our current or upcoming dinosaur exhibits, please visit http://naturalhistory.si.edu/fossil-hall.
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Now Playing in the Johnson IMAX® Theater

  • Q?rius (pronounced curious). Unlock your world at qrius.si.edu.
  • Live Butterfly Pavilion. SpotaButterfly.com
  • Ocean Portal: Find Your Blue

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