What better way to inspire curiosity and learning than dinosaurs, fossils and ancient times? Opening in 2019, the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils — Deep Time at the National Museum of Natural History will tell the story of T. rex, vanished ecoystems and the latest science of life on Earth, using the fossil record as a guide.
The Smithsonian has surpassed its goal of raising $1.5 billion in the largest fundraising campaign ever set by an American cultural institution. At the Board of Regents public forum today, Regent Barbara Barrett announced that the Smithsonian Campaign has raised $1.56 billion fourteen months ahead of schedule. The campaign ends in December 2017.