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Thanks for buggin' out!

The 29th annual Bug Fair was the "Year of the Butterfly."

Thanks for fluttering over to the Museum for a weekend full of exhibitors, performers, bug chefs, and more.

See the highlights here.

T. rex Growth Series

The Dinosaur Hall features the world's only Tyrannosaurus rex growth series. This series, which features a young adult, 30-foot Thomas the T. rex, a 20-foot juvenile, and a 10-foot baby, offers an unrivaled look at the ways T. rex grew.
Learn More (PDF) 

The Dinosaurs Have Arrived!

Watch some dinosaur videos at our  YouTube channel!


Junior Scientist

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It's time to become a Junior Scientist!

Join us each month to experience NHM as a scientist does! Feel what it’s like to do real scientific work by using the same tools and techniques as our own Museum researchers.

Packed with activities, demonstrations, and an up-close look at some cool (and sometimes creepy crawly) highlights from our collection, each month is a crash course in one of the many fields of science explored at the Museum. By asking questions, making observations, and using your own customized Junior Scientist Field Notebook, you’ll make science-based discoveries about topics ranging from the biggest dinosaurs to the smallest insects.

Junior Scientist is specially designed for 6- to 9-year-olds and their families. All programs are FREE with paid Museum admission or Membership and include a personal Field Notebook to take home. No reservations are required; check in at the Dueling Dinosaurs in the Museum’s foyer on the day of for a free entry ticket.



Saturday, December 19, 2015: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

A Fossil Story
Fossils are amazing windows into Earth’s ancient past, but how can one bone, one footprint, or one leaf last millions of years? This month in Junior Scientist we‘re getting the whole story! As paleontologists we’ll be using biology, chemistry, and geology to tell the tale of fossils and their fantastic journey through geologic time!

Saturday, January 23, 2016: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm

Fish Tales
This month in Junior Scientist, be sure to bring your snorkel as we dive into the world of fishes. From the tails of blue whale sharks to the scales of sardines, we will investigate the importance of fish in our ocean’s ecosystems as ichthyologists!


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