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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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352 Reviews
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Ranked No. 7 in Washington D.C. Can't Miss Attractions
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Recommended sightseeing time: 1-3 hours
Address: 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW,20560 Washington
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Phone: +1-202-6331000

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Traveling on business, walking around, visiting attractions and visiting the museum, in Washington, D.C., is a very famous museum run by the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum Institute, which opened in 1910. It is a museum dedicated to astronomy, earth science, anthropology, paleontology, biology and so on. The main collections include the collection of mammals from all continents and anthropology. The Museum of Human Origin is the only dedicated exhibition in the country that shows all stages of human evolution. In addition to exhibits, the museum has various educational activities to foster the interest of middle school students in exploring science. Here are the true fossil-made skeletons of a 150-ton, 25-meter-high blue whale captured on the southern coast of the United States in 1925. Astronomy included 31 tons of the world's largest meteorites, and geoscience exhibits included 563 carats of sapphire, the Indian Star, and so on. In addition to these exhibits, the museum includes the Hayden Observatory, an IMAX theater that broadcasts various scientific education programmes, a natural science library with 480,000 books and various photographs and manuscripts, and a monthly magazine. The collections are numerous, some privately donated, some from the museum's own scientific expeditions, and others from small closed museums. You can take the subway to Smithsonian station and walk along the National Square, which is on your right hand side, and you need to check your bags, check your security doors.

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Lions, tigers and - dinosaurs? Oh my! Welcome to the one the world's greatest exhibitions on natural history. With something for everyone, visitors can spend days exploring endless halls of glittering minerals, ancient cultures and extinct beasts. Don't miss the cursed Hope Diamond, the living coral reef within the sparkling new Ocean Hall, and thousands of living creepy crawlies at the Insect Zoo. Tired of touring? Stop in at the inviting cafe and museum shop or take in a awe-inspiring 3-D film on the enormous screen of the Samuel C. Johnson IMAX Theater.
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