Which is seriously cool.
It was fab to get a tour of it from R, as she is both a docent at the museum, and also one of the artists who contributed pieces of coral to the exhibit.
The reef in DC is a satellite reef-- part of a larger project designed to shine light on what we are destroying when we are terrible environmental stewards, as when we dump trash into the ocean. You can watch a TED video about this intersection of math, craft, and environmentalism by going here. The coral reef in DC will be on display in the Sant Ocean Hall until April 24th. (There was also a lovely orchid exhibition going on, and a neat archaeology exhibit near the forensic lab and the skeleton of the Smithsonian scientist, Grover Krantz, and his irish wolfhound).