Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History

Facelift. The Smithsonian’s dinosaur exhibit in Washington, D.C., will be renovated and renamed thanks to a new gift.

$35 Million Gift for Smithsonian Dinosaur Hall

Liz is a staff writer for Science.

What began in 1910 as the Hall of Extinct Monsters at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History will now become a new dinosaur exhibit named after David H. Koch. The Smithsonian announced today that Koch, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist, has donated $35 million of the $45 million needed for the renovation of this exhibit.

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