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CATEGORY: A Biodiverse Planet

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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.

Small Mammal House

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

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.

Think Tank

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

Online Feature

AnimalCams Live Video Stream

Take a virtual visit to the National Zoo any day of the week by tuning into our live Web cams, which feature many of the Zoo's animals.

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.

Ocean Portal

The Ocean Portal is a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean, developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations.

Shade grown Cacao

Research papers on the ecological and social sustainability of cacao farms.

Shade Grown Coffee

Many resources—from technical research to sources of "Bird Friendly®" Coffee.


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