73. National Museum of Natural History

Posted at June 5, 2011 by 1 Comment

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So I’m a bit of a naturalist at the core.  In the broadest sense of the word.  If you’re anything like me, you’re awestruck at the beauty of life, the wonders of evolution, and our shared history with the many life forms that are no longer here on earth.

The National Museum of Natural History allows us to travel millions of years into the past for a peek at life then.  Some of my faves…

Trilobite Fossil at The National Museum of Natural History

Here is a small trilobite fossil (Pseudophillipsia artiensis) from the early Permian period, found in Krasnoufimsk Russia, and now displayed at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

Dinoflagellate Model

Check out this greatly enlarged (1000x) model of a tiny dinoflagellate on display at the Sant Ocean Hall in the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

More Stuff to Do at the National Museum of Natural History

Watch a movie on Imax

Check out the Elephant

Check out the two Giant Squid in the Ocean Exhibit

See the birds downstairs

And whatever you do, make sure you make it upstairs to the live butterfly exhibit.  {Don’t miss this}

I think you’ll have a great time at the National Museum of Natural History.  It’s not all rocks and fossils!

10th St & Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20013
(202) 633-1000

http://www.mnh.si.edu/

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One Response to “73. National Museum of Natural History”

  1. Rob says:

    Thanks, I’m a museum buff, but I think this is the one museum in the Smithsonian network that I haven’t checked out yet. Great blog by the way.

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