On March 18, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will mark its 100th anniversary on the National Mall with the public opening of the 15,000 sq. ft. David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, the result of an international collaboration with over 60 research and educational organizations and over 100 researchers from around the world (including AAA members).
The exhibition hall “will offer visitors an immersive, interactive journey through the origins of human beings and the dramatic stories of survival and extinction in the midst of earth’s history of climate change.” It is one component of the “Human Origins: What Does It Mean to Be Human?” initiative, which includes ongoing research and education programs, the book What Does It Mean to Be Human? (published by National Geographic in partnership with the Smithsonian), and a vibrant website with K-12 lesson plans and additional resources.
3/12 Correction: We originally listed the exhibit opening date as 3/17. The correct opening date for the public is 3/18.