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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family Giant Panda Habitat, David M. Rubenstein Family

Giant panda cub Bao Bao is now on exhibit! Bao Bao is now spending much of her time in the trees of her outdoor exhibit where she can sometimes be difficult to see. Sharp eyes will spot her.

Great Ape House Great Ape House

This exhibition is home to western lowland gorillas and orangutans.

Great Cats: Lions and Tigers Great Cats: Lions and Tigers

See living, breathing, roaring Sumatran tigers and African lions and learn more about these endangered animals.

Heirloom Garden Heirloom Garden

The Heirloom Garden is a treasury of favorites from what may be considered the classic American flower garden.

In Search of Giant Squid 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Nature's Best: Experience Nature Through the Art of Photography (2006) Nature's Best: Experience Nature Through the Art of Photography (2006)

View the winners in 15 categories from the 2006 Nature's Best International Windland Smith Rice Awards,  and the winners in 9 categories from the National Wildlife Photography Awards.  

New Animals at the Zoo New Animals at the Zoo

Visit some of the newest members of the Zoo family.

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry 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 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.

Small Mammal House Small Mammal House

Most species in the Zoo's Small Mammal House are no bigger than a breadbox.

The Art of African Exploration 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? 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 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 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.

Think Tank Think Tank

This exhibition explores the biology and evolution of animal thinking, focusing on primates.


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