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A new hall in the U.S. National Museum titled "Life in the Sea" officially opens to the public in the Natural History Building. The highlight of the exhibit is a life-size blue whale, prepared under the direction of A. Remington Kellogg (retired Assistant Secretary). A new hall of North American archaeology opens as well as a modernized hall of dinosaurs and other fossil reptiles (the latter opened in June). All three are part of the Exhibits Modernization Program in the USNM.


  • Exhibits Modernization Program United States National Museum
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum
  • Life in the Sea Hall (Exhibition) (1963: United States National Museum)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1963. Washington, D.C.: Goverhment Printing Office, 1964, p. 54-55.

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February, 1963


  • Dinosaurs
  • Archaeology
  • Oceans
  • Anthropology
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Paleontology
  • Oceanography

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