In the fall of 2020, the Smithsonian Institution’s Natural Histories Museum will undergo a major transformation to include a new exhibition.
The Smithsonian will begin the renovation process this summer.
The new collection is expected to open to the public in 2021.
The first of the exhibits to open will be the new exhibit on the evolution of the avian species.
This will be a collaboration between the Museum of Flight, the Museum for Flight Research, and the Smithsonian Flight Museum, with a focus on the early history of avian flight and the evolution and diversification of flight.
The museum will include a large display of aviators, including the earliest known flight records, the earliest recorded flights, and photos of the earliest flying animals.
The museum will also include an aviator and aviator’s family tree, which is intended to highlight the connection between flight and aviobiology.
The exhibit will be located on the first floor of the new museum, adjacent to the existing Aviation Museum.
The renovation is expected the exhibit will open in 2021 and be completed in 2024.
The Natural History Museums National Park Service and National Park Foundation funded the project, which was approved by the National Park Board.
The National Park Institute also assisted in the construction of the Smithsonian’s Aviation Museum, which opened in March 2018.