In Deep Time: Smithsonian’s New Fossil Hall
After a 5 year renovation, the David H. Koch Hall of Fossils made its dramatic reappearance to the public on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The new wing spans 31,000 feet and has a 35-foot-long, 65-million-year-old T. rex as the centerpiece of the new hall—displayed in its entirety for the first time. The exhibition underwent some major changes and now highlights the connections among ecosystems, climate, and evolution and the impact we will have on the future. Thousands of people were able to experience millions of years of history and gaze in awe at more than 700 beautifully displayed fossils. The opening weekend featured special programming and hands-on activities that included informational talks with the museum’s paleontologists, and examining real fossils.
Linder was honored to support the team at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History with registration, show calling, and staging managing for the unveiling at the Public Opening Ceremony and the Members Preview Gala.