Upcoming Events

Format: 2017-02-28

Natural History on the Big Screen: The Land Beneath Our Feet

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:30 pm

The Land Beneath Our Feet (Liberia/US, 2016, 60 min.) weaves together rare archival footage from a 1926 Harvard expedition to Liberia with the journey of a young Liberian man, uprooted by war, seeking to understand how the past has shaped land conflicts in his country today. This film is an explosive reminder of how large-scale land grabs are transforming livelihoods across the planet...

The Scientist is In: Andreas Nymark

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:00 pm

Andreas Nymark will be in the Hall of Human Origins with touchable objects to talk with visitors about his research. Andreas is a PhD candidate in archaeology at Birkbeck University of London (UK). His doctoral research centers on the time when Neanderthals and modern humans met in the Middle Paleolithic (MP), and looks to understand site-use and land-use patterns of these...

Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
5:15 pm

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend a special evening with Chip Colwell, senior curator of anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Colwell looks at the complex negotiations around who owns the past, including Native American human remains. His work has been highlighted in The New York Times, Guardian, Archaeology Magazine, and others....

The Ocean and You

Thursday, March 9, 2017
1:00 pm

Join nearly 40 Sea Grant extension agents, educators, and communicators at the Sant Ocean Hall where they’ll share how Sea Grant helps communities, businesses, local governments, and resources users who live on our ocean planet. 

"Smithsonian Science How" Live Webcast: Inside the Smithsonian's Fossil Prep Lab

Thursday, March 9, 2017
2:00 pm

Join us for the "Smithsonian Science How" webcast! Today's program about the Smithsonian's Fossil Prep Lab features Michelle Pinsdorf, a research and collections expert at the National Museum of Natural History.

About "Smithsonian Science How"
Bring a Smithsonian scientist into your classroom with "Smithsonian Science How," a live television-style...