Birds on Paradise on view at National Geographic
10:00am - 6:00pm daily
$11 general, Students, seniors 62+, members, and military $9
Kids 5-12 get in free on Thursdays, thanks to Animal Jam, regularly $7
Buy tickets here!
Thursday, November 1st - Sunday, May 12th, 2013
Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, the birds-of-paradise are a case study in the evolutionary power of sexual selection. Their fantastic plumes and bizarre courtship displays are a result of millions of years of sexual selection at work in an environment with plentiful food and no natural predators.
The interactive exhibition takes visitors through daring expeditions, world culture, extreme evolution, and conservation, as only National Geographic can present, with stunning imagery, compelling video, soundscapes, artifacts, engaging educational activities, and supplementary programming for all ages.
"In 2004, National Geographic photographer and field biologist Tim Laman and Cornell University Lab of Ornithology scientist Edwin Scholes began a series of expeditions to document these extraordinary birds. Eight years and 18 expeditions later, they have amassed photographic and video coverage of all 39 known species and several behaviors never documented before."
1145 17th St, NW
you can enter between 16th & 17th on M St, NW
Metro: Farragut North or Dupont Circle south exit, or take the S1, S2, S4 or S9 bus that runs along 16th St right to M St.