Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, USA 1 266
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is located in the very center of Washington DC, at the National Mall. The museum does not have its own parking lot, but the Smithsonian Metro station is right across the Mall from it. The museum has two cafes, a locker room, and a few souvenir shops, entrance to the museum is always free.
The museum's must see exhibits include:
- the Hope Diamond and the Dom Pedro Aquamarine in the Gems and Minerals hall,
- the Mummified cat in the Mummies hall,
- the African Elephant at the entrance rotunda,
- the reconstruction of a Neanderthal in the Human Origins hall,
- a live coral reef in the Ocean Hall,
- the Polar Bear and Lion in the Mammals hall,
- live butterfly pavilion and the Johnson IMAX Theater (entrance fees apply).
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is involved in a number of research projects and offers internships. The museum is accessible to visitors with strollers.
Images of the National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, which has a collection of more than 126 million specimen of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, archaeological and cultural artifacts. In the hall of the Origin of Man visitors can see 75 skulls, that show the evolution of the human race over six million years. In the Ocean Hall, visitors can see 14-meter-long Atlantic whale and two giant squids.