In the new exhibition Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture, a walk-through diorama depicts a bustling food market, set in the year 1519 in the capital city of the Aztec Empire, in what's now Mexico; it featured domesticated turkeys for sale—among many other foods, including chocolate, from all over the empire.
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.