Exhibition Records,
1978-1979, 1995-1996, 2003

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 13-125
Creators:
National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education
Dates:
1978-1979, 1995-1996, 2003
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting three exhibitions in which insect zoo (named the O. Orkin Insect Zoo in 1992) collections were featured.
The Dynamics of Evolution Hall, which opened in 1979, featured a section on population potential that was illustrated with a full-size kitchen covered in freeze-dried cockroaches that were reared by the insect zoo. Materials include scripts; instructions for rearing, preparing, and attaching cockroaches; and a photograph.
The traveling exhibition, "America's Smithsonian," which began in 1996, included amber specimens containing insects from the collection of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo. Materials include loan records, correspondence, object information, and general information about the exhibition.
The "Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari" was a traveling exhibition of live insects which opened in 2001. Materials include a 2003 marketing presentation.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-125, National Museum of Natural History, Office of Education, Exhibition Records

Keywords
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O. Orkin Insect Zoo Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian O. Orkin Insect Safari (Traveling exhibition) (2001- 2003) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dynamics of Evolution (Exhibition) (1979- : Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
America's Smithsonian (Traveling exhibition) (1995-1998) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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