Natural history holds the key to Earth’s future
Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals
FIRST FLOOR | EXHIBIT Can you find a leaping tiger, a pink fairy armadillo, or a South American kinkajou? These animals, many of which you can’t see anywhere else, highlight the incredible variety of the mammal family.
African Bush Elephant
FIRST FLOOR | EXHIBIT Learn about the ecology of African elephants, their place in geologic time, and their connections to humans, including the threats they face from poachers.
ATRIUM FIRST FLOOR | EXHIBIT Come face-to-face with a 52-foot-long model of a female mega-toothed shark suspended above our new dining area.
Sant Ocean Hall
FIRST FLOOR | EXHIBIT Dive into the ocean, from the shore down to the ocean floor. Travel through time, from the origins of the ocean 3.8 billion years ago to the challenges and opportunities the ocean presents today.
photo by Julie Pavlova