Mammals Smithsonian
Institution’s National Museum of Natural History

Project Size: 17,000 square feet
Designers: Reich + Petch Design International

The Animal Kingdom

An extensive renovation of one of the grand exhibition halls at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History prepared the way for this new exhibition. It is a comprehensive look at the world’s mammals, featuring dioramas and displays depicting Africa, North America, South America and Australia. Specimens from the world-famous collection are presented in new and innovative ways.

Nature on View

Glass and metal showcases allow full view of many of the world’s most interesting animals while interactive graphic treatments and audio-visual elements address conservation and curatorial parameters. Work included: as-built shop drawings, engineering and fabrication of exhibitry, casework, interior finishes, interactives, artifact mounting, graphics, coordination of specimen mounting, shipping and installation onsite.