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.
Robert Kennicott was a Smithsonian explorer in the 19th century. He was adored by Smithsonian Secretary Spencer Baird who supported Kennicott’s groundbreaking expeditions across North America. His remarkable collecting activities significantly increased the foundational collections of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Kennicott is featured in the Smithsonian's podcast, Sidedoor, in the episode "If Bones Could Talk."