Whitney Gift Supports Big Ideas, Hands-on Learning
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. Big ideas will meet hands-on exploration in the hall's Coralyn W. Whitney Basecamp, where visitors can handle fossils and talk with experts to explore Earth's oldest mysteries. Basecamp is named in recognition of a gift by museum board member Dr. Coralyn Whitney, who previously supported the museum's Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center.