Trends in paleontology, the Big Bang and the origins of life on Earth

The Natural History Museum’s National Fossil Hall Is Getting a Full Facelift

By Smithsonian.com

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is getting a major facelift, and you won’t want to miss it. Specifically, the museum will be unveiling its brand new National Fossil Hall—replete with stunning new fossil discoveries—in 2019. On Tuesday, museum directors gave an exclusive preview of the upcoming hall and took us behind the scenes of what museum-goers can expect. Above, listen to philanthropist David M. Rubenstein talk to Kirk Johnson, director of the National Museum of Natural History, about trends in paleontology, the Big Bang and the origins of life on Earth.