The front cover features a black border along the outer edge. The smithsonians museums may be closed in the wake of covid19, but you can still learn about natural history from your home. Its green dome and immense size comparable to 18 football fields are signatures, as well as the 140 millionplus natural science specimens and cultural artifacts that the museum contains. Our grandchildren have had hours of fun exploring its pages and family and friends marvel at the books. Wayne clough demonstrates in the most exemplary way how any american, or for that matter any citizen of the world, can use the smithsonian institutions increasingly digitized collections for selfdiscovery and find in them their own deep, personal connections to natural history, world events, and the american experience. The national museum of natural history offers digital resources for. How to virtually explore the smithsonian from your living room tour a gallery of presidential portraits, print a 3d model of a fossil or volunteer to transcribe historical documents. Official guide to the smithsonian national museum of natural.
Official guide to the smithsonian national museum of natural history smithsonian institution on. Sites smithsonian institution traveling exhibition service. As part of my work as the historian for the history of the smithsonian, ive been working for the past year on preparations for the centennial of the national museum of natural history building, creating an exhibit, recording oral history interviews, and preparing a website. It contains comprehensive and thumbnail facts accompanied by captivating and explicit photos. Seven ways to learn about natural history from home. The special collections department arranges, describes, houses, and provides access to the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections held in the dibner library of the history of science and technology and the joseph f.
Explore the history of the smithsonian s nineteen museums and the national zoo, located in washington, dc, maryland, new york city, and virginia, and covering the arts, culture, history, and science. On november 22, 2019, the smithsonian s national museum of african american history and cultures center for african american media arts caama opens now showing. Deep time fossil exhibit at smithsonians natural history. After a fiveyear renovation, the smithsonian national museum of natural history has reopened its david h. See all 40 smithsonian national museum of natural history tours on tripadvisor. Nmai is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the native cultures of the western hemisphere through partnership with native people and others. The national museum of natural history is a natural history museum administered by the smithsonian institution, located on the national mall in washington, d. Special exhibition worlds beyond earth explore the dynamism of. On view exhibitions national museum of american history.
It was founded on august 10, 1846, for the increase and diffusion of knowledge. This gallery is meant to be a landing page for interested researchers to explore some of the many digitized collections held at the smithsonian. Archives of american art 1 arts and industries building. A landmark in reference publishing and overseen and authenticated by the smithsonian institutions national museum of natural history, natural history presents an unrivaled. Our natural history titles can be found on the internet archive in the biodiversity heritage library collection. Exhibitions national museum of african american history and. Exhibits smithsonian national museum of natural history. Gallery collections search center, smithsonian institution. Understanding the natural world and our place in it. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on a weektoweek basis. The libraries has been creating exhibitions since the late 1980s. This exhibition took as its starting point heralds of science, published in 1955 by inventor and book collector bern dibner.
The negro motorist greenbook national museum of african. These americansartists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performersform our national identity. Step inside the smithsonian s national museum of natural history, the most visited natural history museum in the world and a leader in the worldwide scientific community. Collectively called the smithsonian institution, this worldrenowned museum and research complex consists of 17 museums, galleries and a zoo. The smithsonian s national museum of natural history human origins website is dedicated to bringing you the excitement, latest findings, and profound implications of the. Exhibitions related to natural history smithsonian libraries. The natural history building as the national museum of natural history was originally known opened its doors to the public on march 17, 1910, in order to provide the smithsonian institution with more space for collections and research.
Smithsonian scholars pick their favorite books of 2019. Official guide to the smithsonian national museum of. The title appears at the top center of the page just above an illustration of a scroll reading hotels taverns night clubs. This dynamic tool facilitates collaboration with teachers and learners nationwide by leveraging content in our collections and exhibitions to share design stories. Museums of science and natural history in the twentieth century by karen a. The secrets of soil exhibit from the smithsonian s national museum of natural history. Deep inside the walls of the smithsonians national museum of natural history, millions of specimens and artifacts are stored away from the public eye for research. Digitization allows public access to smithsonians hidden. Visit our distance learning page for resources, trainings, and a full calendar of live events hosted by experts from across the smithsonian. This unique sleepover gives kids aged 7 to 11 the chance to explore the museum after. Habitat is a twoyear smithsonian wide exhibition exploring one big idea. Jun 09, 2019 the smithsonians national museum of natural history has opened its new fossil hall, and the results are spectacular. The border encompasses nearly all of the coverpage text. Dinosaur lovers descend on the smithsonian s newly renovated fossil hall ed schudel of reston, va.
That research has inspired the solo exhibition, the bright beneath. American history museum 48 american indian museum 7 american indian museum heye center 4 anacostia community museum. It is written by chris melissinos, with a foreword by elizabeth broun, the margaret and terry stent director of the smithsonian american art museum and an introduction by mike mika, head of development for other ocean interactive. This exhibition incorporates the great smithsonian. The natural history museum is one of the most popular museums in washington. Special exhibition the nature of color explore what color tells us about the natural worldand ourselves. The luminous art of shih chieh huang, which is on view at the smithsonian institutions national museum of natural history from sept.
Watch the new curatorled tour of the exhibit to join the dig it. Addressing the statue is free with general admission. The smithsonian national museum of natural history opened in 1910 to invoke discovery and education of the natural world. You might recognize the necklace pictured above from a little movie that stars leonardo dicaprio and kate winslet called titanic.
The smithsonian american art museum and renwick gallerys buildings are closed temporarily, but the museum is always open online. You can enjoy his amazing detail and artistry with visions of lost worlds. Welcome to the smithsonian collections search center. In 1993, the smithsonian institution libraries and the washington project for the arts wpa invited a group of nationally recognized book artists to create new works of art based on classic volumes from the. Deep time exhibition national museum of natural history. The american library association ala public programs office, in collaboration with the smithsonians national museum of natural history nmnh human origins program, is accepting applications for the traveling exhibition exploring human origins. Smithsonian national museum of natural history forces of change. The art of video games smithsonian american art museum.
Spring is in full swing with so many great events nationwide. Smithsonian national museum of natural history tripadvisor. Smithsonian books publishes a select list of trade nonfiction and illustrated books. Our smithsonian online collection focuses on smithsonian publications, art and design, history and culture, and the history of technology. Explore the 15 exhibits click on a numbered circle to find details about an exhibit.
If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. Smithsonian s national museum of natural history, washington d. The sant ocean hall is the national museum of natural history s largest exhibit, providing visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. Human evolution by the smithsonian institutions human. This book provided travelers with information on businesses that serviced african american travelers. Homepage smithsonian national museum of natural history. A total of 9,937,992 specimen records are currently available from this facility.
Visiting the smithsonian natural history museum in dc free. All inperson public programs, events, and tours are canceled through june 1. The smithsonian national musuem of natural history has this necklace on virtual exhibit for you to see and learn more about. Visiting the smithsonian national museum of natural history. Cooper hewitt, smithsonian design museum education team. The institution is named after its founding donor, british scientist james smithson. The list below includes exhibitions held from 19892006 that have appeared in our main exhibition gallery located in the national museum of american history, and other sites around washington, dc and new york, ny.
Permanent exhibitions american museum of natural history. Renwick invitational 2020 features artists lauren fensterstock, timothy horn, debora moore, and rowland ricketts. Smithsonian magazine epcot just got a new smithsonian museum exhibition, smithsonian magazine, smithsonian institution. On july 20, 1969, apollo 11 astronauts neil armstrong and edwin buzz aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon, while their colleague michael collins orbited overhead. Museums of science and natural history in the twentieth. The halls combination of 674 marine specimens and models, highdefinition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the oceans past, present, and future. The rose center for earth and space encompasses the spectacular hayden sphere and exhibitions that explore the vast range of sizes in the cosmos, the billionyear history of the universe, the nature of galaxies, stars, and planets, and the dynamic features of planet earth. Smithsonians national museum of the american indian. The publishing program covers categories where the smithsonian s authority is unparalleled, such as history. Dec 03, 2019 the exhibition officially opened in may 2017 and will be saying goodbye at the end of this summer. The smithsonian natural history is an all round excellent guide to just about everything you want to know about the plant and animal kingdoms. The guide to smithsonian architecture provides additional information on smithsonian buildings. This exhibit was on display at the museum from july 18, 2008, through jan 10, 2010. How to virtually explore the smithsonian from your living.
Visit our museum and other popular smithsonian destinations on the national mall in washington, dc, or visit our udvarhazy center in nearby chantilly, va. The smithsonian s national museum of natural history has opened its new fossil hall, and the results are spectacular. On show are a collection of books and other objects from the smithsonian libraries and smithsonian gardens collections. In the smithsonian institution national museum of natural history s objects of wonder, the skeleton of 19thcentury collector robert kennicott is on view. Posters from african american movies, a new temporary exhibition exploring the art. Special exhibitions american museum of natural history. Find more publications by other smithsonian authors. What digital offerings would you like to see more of. The new deep time exhibition opened to the public june 8, 2019 after a seven year production led by dr. Cooper hewitt 11 freer gallery of art 18 hirshhorn 9 national zoo 15 natural history museum 22 portrait gallery 18 postal museum renwick gallery 2. Smithsonian scholars pick their favorite books of 2019 reading proved a bedrock in a year that saw a new smithsonian secretary and celebrations of dinosaurs, apollo 11 and womens history. Research collections of the national museum of natural history are available to the public for the following ten museum collection units.
Creating the national museum of african american history and culture in the age of bush, obama, and trump. For love bugs, solitary bees and significant otters join after hours for all things love in the natural world. African american communities have formed in all corners of. Official guide to the smithsonian national museum of natural history. How a smithsonian collectors skeleton became part of the. Science and the artists book smithsonian libraries.
We recommend booking smithsonian national museum of natural history tours ahead of time to secure your spot. As the worlds largest traveling exhibition service, sites offers exhibitions to museums, libraries, science centers, historical societies, community centers, botanical gardens, schools, and other institutions across the nation. From pacman to mass effect, accompanies the exhibition. Jul 24, 2017 the imax movie theater in the smithsonians national museum of natural history will close sept. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement.
Join us as we explore the natural world and our place in it. On november 22, 2019, the smithsonians national museum of african american history and cultures center for african american media arts caama opens now showing. King, the margery and edgar masinter exhibitions fund, caroline niemczyk, debbie frank petersen, rosemary l. Exhibitions national museum of african american history. Bone to book will be on display on the ground floor through april 2014. We curate an irreplaceable archive of earths physical, cultural, and biological diversitymore than 145 million objects in all. Visiting the smithsonian natural history museum in dc. Ala, smithsonians national museum of natural history.
The exhibition highlights the establishment of botanical gardens and the history of gardening in america. March 9, 2020 august 8, 2021 special exhibition worlds beyond earth explore the dynamism of the worlds in our solar system, and the unique conditions that make life on earth possible. Virtual tour smithsonian national museum of natural history. A speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens. The smithsonian, national museum of natural history virtual tours allow visitors to take selfguided, roombyroom tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. The museum opened its doors in 1910, and today more than 7 million children and adults from every corner of the world visit our exhibitions each year. From bone to book in the national museum of natural history on may 25, 20. The book offers an intimate look at his paleontological legacy. Smithsonian national museum of natural history, washington. Representing craft media from fiber to mosaic to glass and metals, these artists approach the long history of arts engagement with the natural world through unconventional and highly personal perspectives. Bunch iii, the newly appointed 14th secretary of the smithsonian institution, will embark on a national tour to discuss his new book a fools errand.
Explore and learn about everything from the origins of man and the future of flight to the history of art across multiple continents with more than 150 million objects, works of art and specimens to discover. Science and the artists book is an exhibition which explores links between scientific and artistic creativity through the book format. Of these, approximately 292,000 represent all of the museums available extant biological primary type specimen records. This exhibition is a joint production of the libraries and the department of paleobiology, national museum of natural history. Huang was a smithsonian artist research fellow in 2007 and spent his time studying bioluminescent marine animals. A speculative scientific journey among the exoplanets in search of intelligent aliens, ice creatures, and supergravity animals. The smithsonian libraries opened its new exhibition whales. The museum works to support the continuance of culture, traditional values, and transitions in contemporary native life. Epidemics in a connected world exhibition from the national museum of natural history, in houston, 3. The smithsonian is committed to supporting teachers and their students around the globe as they face unprecedented new learning challenges. Smithsonians newly renovated fossil hall at natural. Enjoy exhibitions, talks, science demos, food and drinks by night on the last friday of the month. By embedding extinct organisms within their ecological context, the exhibit.474 983 1272 1553 1008 575 221 786 59 1562 516 946 337 1337 1276 724 257 233 715 168 983 278 361 1085 395 1495 1185 500 800 885 15 263 160