Collection image

Smithsonian Sant Ocean Hall Collections

Last updated almost 5 years ago

The Sant Ocean Hall is an exhibit on the first floor of Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, DC. It provides visitors with a unique and breathtaking introduction to the majesty of the ocean. The hall's combination of 674 marine specimens and models, high-definition video, and the newest technology allows visitors to explore the ocean's past, present, and future.

  • 48532_88_88

    Tridacna gigas

    Giant Clam

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1.

  • 62053_88_88

    Tridacna squamosa

    Fluted Giant Clam

    Specimen located in the Coral Reef exhibit in the section “Dazzling, Delicate, and Teeming with Life" under the caption "Why are Reefs So Crowded with Life?"

  • 24089_88_88

    Triphyllozoon

    Photograph located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #2.

  • 90842_88_88

    Turbo reevei

    Reeve's Turban

    Specimen located in the Biodiversity section of the Entry Experience exhibit in Case #1 on the left side in the habitat display under the caption “As the Ocean Floor Varies So Do Its Inhabitants."

  • 52947_88_88

    Tylosaurus proriger

    Mosasaurid Reptile

    Fossil located in the Top Predators section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption "Mosasaurids."

  • 45294_88_88

    Uca rapax

    Fiddler Crab

    Specimen located in the Catalog of Coasts section of the Shores and Shallows exhibit under the caption "Salt Marsh."

  • 41766_88_88

    Uintacrinus socialis

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the second center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "Modern Echinoderms."

  • 42942_88_88

    Urasterias lincki

    Specimen located in the Arctic Ocean section of the Poles Apart exhibit under the caption "What is There to Eat?"

  • 56129_88_88

    Walliserops

    Fossil located in the Journey Through Time exhibit in the first center case on the left side, labeled Evolution, under the caption "Trilobites Everywhere."

  • 58744_88_88

    Wiwaxia

    Fossil located in the Cambrian Explosion section of the Journey Through Time exhibit under the caption "What Are They?"

  • Zooxanthella

    Photograph located in the "What is Coral?" section of the Coral Reef exhibit under the caption "Diverse Coral Communities."