Stories from the Vaults
What's hiding behind the scenes of America's most renowned museum complex? Find out as host Tom Cavanagh (NBC's Ed) takes viewers on an insider's tour of the private rooms, high-tech vaults and cutting-edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution, revealing amazing artifacts and rarely-seen treasures and oddities that visitors can't see. In each episode of seasons One and Two, curators, experts and scientists share their most prized, surprising and enlightening artifacts, relics and specimens - standouts among the 100 million or so items in the Smithsonian's collections currently not on exhibit. The off-beat and contagiously enthusiastic Cavanagh climbs ladders, peers in drawers and behind doors, stares into microscopes, and examines old bones to unearth intriguing facts, unlock secrets, solve mysteries, and prove that truth really is stranger than fiction. Episodes Include: Famous Donors; Superlatives; No Place Like Home; Beauty; Firsts; Life After Death; Random?; Let's Eat!; Top Secret; Nature's Vault; Crystal Ball; Going, Going, Gone; Sex 101; and Villains and Rogues. Special Features: Top-5 Reasons to Watch Stories from the Vaults; and Inside America's Vaults featurettes: The Whole World Toilet Paper Museum, the Troll Museum and Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum. Exclusive bonus material: Available only in this special three-disc collector's set, the 45-minute bonus episode Return to the Vaults.
|Run Time:||495 minutes|