National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
2nd Floor, East Wing, Geology, Gems, and Minerals Floor Plan
During the autumn of 2010, the world watched as rescuers in Chile ferried 33 miners to safety after nearly two months trapped in a collapsed mine. One of the capsules used for testing the rescue shaft, new video footage, mementos from the miners, and rock samples from the mine re-create the scene of this dramatic event and reveal the complex rescue effort and the miners’ story.