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Dig It! The Secrets of Soil

July 19, 2008 – January 10, 2010

Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

Location: 2nd Floor, Northeast Wing, Special Exhibit Gallery (Hall 23)

Through dioramas; cultural artifacts; and soil cross-sections from each state, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, this exhibition introduces the study of soil science and demonstrates the vital role soil plays in sustaining human welfare, assuring future agricultural productivity, and environmental sustainability.

  • Hands-On Interactive Components
  • Theater: 10-minute detective story about soil (runs continuously)
  • Soil Display: On view are 54 soil samples representing each U.S. state and territory and the District of Columbia.

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