Theodore Roosevelt was a great lover of nature long before he became President. From boyhood throughout his adult life, Roosevelt's enthusiasm for conservation was encouraged and shaped by several influential figures, as explained in a new video.
Most moth species are very small and are active only at night, so we don't often get to examine them up close. But in Winged Tapestries: Moths at Large, a new exhibition of oversized prints by Canadian artist Jim des Rivières, visitors can pore over the insects in glorious detail.
The restored Theodore Roosevelt Memorial at the Museum is now open, and a new self-guided tour—available as part of the Museum's Explorer app, or on our web site—explores the many connections between TR and the Museum. Read on to find out more about one of the tour's 17 stops.
Intrigued by arachnids? There is more time to visit the Museum's Spiders Alive!; the exhibition will now remain open through the holidays, until Sunday, January 6.