Amazonia Science Gallery Opens at NZP

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The Amazonia Science Gallery opened at the National Zoological Park. This new permanent exhibit on biodiversity is located in a wing of the Amazonia habitat. Visitors can learn about the work of Smithsonian scientists who are investigating the complexities and interrelationships of plants and animals and the effect of human activities on the environment. Included in the Science Gallery are displays about the diversity of life in the rainforest, a biodiversity study center in which visitors can examine a variety of small creatures and objects under microscopes, and laboratories where working scientists can be observed investigating animal behavior, genetics, and nutrition.


  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Amazonia Science Gallery
  • Amazonia Exhibit


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annals of the Smithsonian Institution, 1997. Washington, D.C.: National Collections Program, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 2000, pg. 22.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


December 16, 1996


  • Zoos
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Scientists
  • Biodiversity
  • Research
  • Biological diversity

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