Congressional night at NMNH

Last night was the Smithsonian’s Congressional Night, which rotates between museums each year. This year, NMNH hosted senators, representatives, families, and staff from Capitol Hill to visit the museum and learn about the science we do here.

The event was well-timed with the recent opening of the new Deep Time exhibit, so members of Congress got to see the museum’s newly unveiled fossils as well as information on the history of the planet and how humans are changing it. More on Deep Time here:

The Braun Lab was represented at the event, as well. Mike was in the fossil hall tellingĀ  visitors about the dinosaurs still alive today — birds!