Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education
Exhibition Records, 1978-1979, 1995-1996, 2003
This accession consists of records documenting three exhibitions in which insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992) collections were featured.
The Dynamics of Evolution Hall, which opened in 1979, featured a section on population potential that was illustrated with a full-size kitchen covered in freeze-dried cockroaches that were reared by the insect zoo. Materials include scripts; instructions for rearing, preparing, and attaching cockroaches; and a photograph.
The traveling exhibition, America's Smithsonian, which began in 1996, included amber specimens containing insects from the collection of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include loan records, correspondence, object information, and general information about the exhibition.
The Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari was a traveling exhibition of live insects which opened in 2001. Materials include a 2003 marketing presentation.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- O. Orkin Insect Zoo
- Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari (Traveling exhibition) (2001-2003)
- Dynamics of Evolution (Exhibition) (1979- : Washington, D.C.)
- America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998)
- Museums -- Educational aspects
- Natural history museums
- Museum exhibits
- Insect zoos
- Traveling exhibitions
- Museums -- Collection management
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-125, National Museum of Natural History. Office of Education, Exhibition Records