It’s been five years since the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History began renovations, and this weekend (Saturday, June 8th) the highly anticipated David H. Koch Hall of Fossils- Deep Time will finally open to the public!
The 30,000 square foot hall is home to over 700 specimens, including dinosaurs, plants, animals, and insects. Visitors can feast their eyes on the 15-foot tall T rex (named The Nation’s T. rex) chowing down on a Triceratops skeleton and travel through 3.7 billion years of life on Earth. You can also watch Paleontologists chipping away at real fossils in their lab! The exhibition highlights the connections among ecosystems, climate, geological forces and evolution and encourages visitors to understand that the choices they make today will have an impact on the future. Deep Time is a spectacular exhibit the whole family is sure to enjoy!
Family Friendly Events Happening at Deep Time:
- Dawn with the Dinosaurs – Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00am
- Family Fossil Day – Saturday, June 15, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
- Solstice Saturday: Fossil Family Night – June 22, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00pm
- Solstice Saturday: Dinosaurs Imagined and Reimagined – June 22, 2019, 5:30 – 8:00pm
- The World & Me Family Program – Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution
Washington, DC 20001
Closed on Christmas Day
Closest Metro Stop: Federal Triangle (1 block away)
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