National Museum of Natural History

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National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History is administered by the Smithsonian Institution. The museum’s collections contain over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts.

The most popular exhibits include:

  • The National Fossil Hall (currently closed until 2019)
  • Live butterflies exhibit and Insect Zoo
  • Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals – with gems, minerals and the Hope Diamond on display
  • The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins – which tells the story of human evolution
  • The Sant Ocean Hall – which presents live coral reef and over 600 marine specimens and models
  • African Voices – which examines the diversity, dynamism, and global influence of Africa’s peoples and cultures
  • Q?rius, Unlock Your World – an education center for the youngest one where they can explore and create (for ages 10 and under – on the 1st floor and for ages 11 and up on the ground floor)

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      • Wheelchair/stroller access

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    band

    Brussels

    Great museum!

    Reviewed 19 February 2017

    I spent a couple of hours in this free museum last weekend with my two kids (ages 6 & 9). They loved the ocean hall, the human origins exhibit and the mammals hall. They found the movies and interactive exhibits really interesting. I think they learned a lot (and so did I!) This is a personal opinion of a KiddieMundo user.

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    Constitution Avenue Northwest
    20224 Washington, United States
    +1 202-633-1000

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