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Gallery Talks & Tours

Ship to Shore: Live from the Ocean Exploration Ship Falkor

Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:30 am

Explore the latest innovations in ocean technology and research as we chat —live— with scientists and educators on board the ocean exploration ship Falkor!

Celebrations

Archaeology Family Day

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 am

The National Museum of Natural History, the Society for American Archaeology, and Archaeology in the Community invite you to a family-friendly event celebrating International Archaeology Day!

  • Talk to archaeologists. Learn about fascinating finds, career paths, challenges in the field, and the joy of discovery.
  • Do archaeology. Practice the...

Demonstrations

Family Workshop - Making Oak Gall Ink: An Art-Science Exploration of an Ancient Technology (Session 1)

Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:30 am

Join Irish archaeologist Steve Mandal and learn how to make the ink used to write ancient Egyptian texts, the Book of Kells, and the Declaration of Independence. Follow in the footsteps of those who first figured out how to produce this indelible (permanent) ink from oak galls--a discovery that catalyzed and documented the birth and growth of civilizations around the world.

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Demonstrations

Family Workshop - Making Oak Gall Ink: An Art-Science Exploration of an Ancient Technology (Session 2)

Saturday, October 20, 2018
1:00 pm

Join Irish archaeologist Steve Mandal and learn how to make the ink used to write ancient Egyptian texts, the Book of Kells, and the Declaration of Independence. Follow in the footsteps of those who first figured out how to produce this indelible (permanent) ink from oak galls--a discovery that catalyzed and documented the birth and growth of civilizations around the world.

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Demonstrations

Family Workshop - Making Oak Gall Ink: An Art-Science Exploration of an Ancient Technology (Session 3)

Saturday, October 20, 2018
2:30 pm

Join Irish archaeologist Steve Mandal and learn how to make the ink used to write ancient Egyptian texts, the Book of Kells, and the Declaration of Independence. Follow in the footsteps of those who first figured out how to produce this indelible (permanent) ink from oak galls--a discovery that catalyzed and documented the birth and growth of civilizations around the world.

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After Five

The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
6:45 pm

The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with Paige Williams, author of The Dinosaur Artist, followed by a conversation with Kirk Johnson, the museum’s Sant Director.

The Dinosaur Artist explores the history of fossil collecting, a popular yet risky business where the lines between poacher and hunter, or...

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