All Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed due to the federal government shutdown.
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
2nd Floor, North Gallery (Hall 25) Floor Plan
This exhibition uses the El Nino weather phenomenon to demonstrate the dynamic interrelations among the Earth's 4 components—the geosphere (land), atmosphere (air), hydrosphere (water), and biosphere (life)—and the effects of these components felt around the world.
- a multi-screen presentation of ground-based and satellite images, including recent views of Earth taken from space
- weekly updates of an El Nino "watch"
- ancient Peruvian artifacts that demonstrate the far-reaching cultural effects of El Nino
- interactive displays where visitors can explore the work of Smithsonian scientists.