September 10, 1993. The renovated Insect Zoo opens at Natural History, bigger and buggier than ever. Continue reading Today in Smithsonian History: September 10, 1993
Smithsonian staff work countless hours in the halls of our museums and research centers, in the field, at the Zoo, in our gardens and facilities. We are privileged to spend time with some of the nation’s most cherished treasures as we go about our duties. Sometimes, these unique experiences find a special place in our… Continue reading A few of my favorite things: Charles Noble
The world’s first “spidernaut” lands at the Natural History Museum. UPDATE: Sadly, the spider has died of natural causes. Continue reading Spider from space descends on the National Mall!
The newly renovated O. Orkin Insect Zoo opens in the National Museum of Natural History. The popular insect zoo, a collaboration between public programs staff and museum entomologists, features a large variety of live insects and many hands-on activities to encourage visitors of all ages to learn more about our diverse natural environment.