All Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C., including the National Zoo, and in New York City continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
“The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time”
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The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will reopen its dinosaur and fossil hall Saturday, June 8. The 31,000-square-foot exhibition will feature an authentic Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton alongside more than 700 other fossil specimens, including mammals, reptiles, plants and insects—some never before displayed at the museum. The exhibition tells the story of 3.7 billion years of life on Earth, highlighting the connections among ecosystems, climate, geological forces and evolution and encouraging visitors to understand that the choices they make today will have an impact on the future. “The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time” is named in recognition of a $35 million gift from David H. Koch.
A video trailer for the exhibition, high-resolution photos of the Nation’s T. rex and other fossil specimens in their new poses and related press materials are available via the following Dropbox link and password. News-media use of these assets to promote “The David H. Koch Hall of Fossils—Deep Time” is permitted with attribution.
Dropbox password: deep time