X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Oct 8, 2021 - Apr 3, 2022
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Recurring daily through Apr 3, 2022

Admission is included with all museum admission tickets.

Get a unique look into the creatures of the ocean in this striking new Smithsonian exhibition.

Fish are vertebrates—animals with backbones—and have bodies supported by a bony skeleton. Variations in the skeleton, such as the number of vertebrae or the position of fins, are documented with X-rays. The Smithsonian’s National Collection of Fishes X-rays represent more than 70 percent of the world’s fish specimens and is the largest and most diverse collection of its kind in the world. The exhibition features 40 black-and-white digital prints of different species of fish. Arranged in evolutionary sequence, these X-rays give a tour through the long stream of fish evolution.

This exhibition will be on view from Friday, October 8, 2021 through Sunday, April 3, 2022 inside the Hsiao Family Special Exhibition Gallery on the first floor of the museum.
X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out is organized by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).

 

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