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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Losing Paradise exhibit illustration by Kim Silene
Rendering of Butterfly exhibit

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Exhibit: Permanent

Temporarily Closed - Jan. 25 - Feb 6, 2015

The Butterfly Pavilion will be closed for maintenance January 25 - February 6. The Pavilion will re-open on February 7, and we will celebrate its 7th anniversary on February 14.

Dinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology

The National Fossil Hall


Please note that the National Fossil Hall is currently closed for renovation. A brand new hall will open to the public in 2019. Dinosaurs are currently on view in the museum on the first floor via The Rex Room, which is on display through October 20, 2014. A new dinosaur exhibit The Last American Dinosaurs will open to the public on the second floor in the Fall of 2014.

For more information about the National Fossil Hall renovations or our current or upcoming dinosaur exhibits, please visit

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