Upcoming Events

Format: 2017-08-20

Forensic Mysteries-Mystery at Yorktown Creek

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
10:00 am

Erosion along a creek bed produces a startling discovery – a human skeleton! Before the clues are washed away forever, visitors will get the chance to examine the evidence collected by the archaeologist during this drop-in program. Using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists, study the human bones and artifacts found with the skeleton to determine who this person was,...

Experts Are In: Staff from the Division of Birds

Thursday, August 24, 2017
2:00 pm

Using techniques perfected by museum collectors over a century ago, NMNH specimen preparators preserve specimens that can be used for morphological study, state-of-the-art scanning, and genomics research. Meet museum specialist Brian Schmidt and collections manager Chris Milensky from the Division of Birds, who will demonstrate this important but...

Forensic Mysteries-A "Grizzly" Discovery

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
10:00 am

A group of hikers stumbled across what looks like human remains. Have they found a crime scene or could there be another explanation? During this drop-in program, visitors will examine real human bones, objects and artifacts using the forensic tools and techniques of Smithsonian scientists to determine age, sex, time since death, and maybe even cause of death.

Science on a Sphere

Friday, September 1, 2017
1:00 pm

Dive into dynamic visualizations on "Science on a Sphere" to explore the connections between the ocean, climate, and human activity.  Hear how communities are making a difference.

The Scientist is In: Human Origins

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
1:00 pm

Come meet and scientist and talk to them about their research!