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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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In Search of Giant Squid

Two preserved giant squids are on view. The rare Taningia danae is often referred to as the world's largest flasher because of its ability to flash brilliant blue-green light in the ocean depths. Architeuthis dux, displayed in the museum since 1983, is the world's largest invertebrate.

Insect Zoo, O. Orkin

The Insect Zoo focuses on live insects and their relationships with plants, animals, and humans.

Kathrine Dulin Folger Rose Garden, including the Keith Fountain

The Folger Rose Garden features a bed of roses in a rainbow of colors, along with selected annuals, perennials, and woody plants chosen for year-round interest.

Mammals, Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of

Travel to four continents to see some 274 mammals in lifelike poses in their natural habitat and learn about what they share in common and what makes them unique.

Mary Livingston Ripley Garden

Meander along the unusual curvilinear serpentine walkway in the Mary Livingston Ripley Garden to view more than 200 varieties of plants in hanging baskets and borders.

Native American Landscape

By recalling the natural landscape environment that existed prior to European contact, the museum's landscape design embodies a theme that runs central to the museum: returning to a Native place.

Pollinator Garden

Stroll along the walkways in the Pollinator Garden to see four habitats of native plants that attract a variety of colorful butterflies spring through fall.

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

Captivating images by photojournalist Brian Skerry reveal the mystery and beauty of the undersea world.

Since Darwin: The Evolution of Evolution

This exhibition reveals the significant role Darwin's theories have played in explaining and unifying all the biological sciences.

The Art of African Exploration

In these cases are books, periodicals, sketchbooks, and journals featuring artists's vivid illustrations of the astonishing landscapes, exotic animals, and unfamiliar peoples of 19th-century Africa.

The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins: What Does It Mean To Be Human?

This major exhibition hall focuses on the story of human origins and probes the ecological and genetic connections that human beings have had with the natural world over time.

The Feather Trade and the American Conservation Movement

Concern about feathers for fashion adornment led to a campaign to preserve the nation's wildlife.

The Sant Ocean Hall

Dive in with Phoenix—a model of an actual North Atlantic right whale—and discover how the ocean is a global system essential to all life in this exhibition featuring hundreds of preserved marine specimens, a living coral reef, and many interactive displays.

Online Feature

Cerro Ballena

Cerro Ballena is a unique fossil site in the Atacama Desert of Chile. This website shares the paleontological discoveries from this site made by Chilean and Smithsonian scientists.

Dinosaurs!

Learn about the Smithsonian's dinosaurs with everything you want to know--including the top 10 misconceptions.

Expedition to the Galapagos

Follows marine biologists on a research expedition to the remote Galápagos Islands.

Heralds of Science

The Heralds of Science are 200 books and articles selected by Bern Dibner from his collection, as the most significant titles in the formation and development of Western science and technology.

Lewis and Clark as Naturalists

Follow the Lewis and Clark trail, and discover the flora and fauna as they described it along the way.

Life of a Vertebrate Fossil

Follow what paleontologists do in each stage in the life of a vertebrate fossil.

Living Fossils of the Deep: An Expedition to the Bahamian Sea Floor

Scientists explore both the present and the past through the natural history of deep-sea organisms and microorganisms.


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