Ground Floor Exhibits
Birds of DC
View the hundreds of species that are year-round and seasonal residents.
Birds of DC mobile website
as a guided tour of the Birds of DC exhibit.
Exhibit Case - Whales: Bone to Book
May 25, 2013 - May 2014 (TBA)
Natural History is more than just bones, feathers, and fossils in a museum drawer; it is a process of discovering and recovering objects in the natural world and then translating what they mean into scientific knowledge. This exhibition case traces the path of knowledge from discovery on the beach or sea cliff to museum drawer to scientific publication. It features scientific illustrations by Sydney Prentice, the fossils that were used to make the illustrations, the printing blocks and resulting books, tools used in collecting specimens, and current research to illustrate the collaborative process that results in these beautiful images.