Live Video Webcast: Plesiosaurs and other Large Marine Reptiles
Take a virtual trip to the Smithsonian by watching a live "Science How" webcast on April 11 with paleobiologist Laura Soul. She'll explore plesiosaurs — true sea monsters that once dominated the ocean! The webcast is FREE and supports standards in Life Science and Earth Science. Recommended for students in grades 3 - 8.
This month, we celebrate and recognize the enormous contributions made by our 1,000 volunteers who contributed 97,000 hours of their time to make the museum the vibrant, engaging and inspiring place that it is. Thank you!
Be the First to Experience the Nation's New Hall of Fossils - Deep Time
Members of the museum's Leadership Circle will receive an exclusive invitation to preview the nation's most ambitious retelling of Earth's story, from the age of dinosaurs to the age of humans. Not a member? Join.
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Top Banner Image: The Canvasback Duck - a color plate from volume four in the Duke of Portland set of John James Audubon's The Birds of America: from Original Drawings. The volume is on view until March 2020 in the Objects of Wonder exhibition on the second floor. Pages will be turned every Monday and Thursday to reveal different birds. News: Courtesy of CBS News What Does It Mean to Be Human: Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution Events: Image Credit: Scott Wing, Smithsonian Institution It's About Time: Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution Volunteer Appreciation: Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution Be the First to Preview the Fossil Hall: Image Credit: Smithsonian Institution