The Joy of Museums

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National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

National Museum of Natural History, Washington

The National Museum of Natural History is a natural-history museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution. The museum was one of the first Smithsonian buildings constructed specifically to hold the national collections and research facilities. The museum’s collections contain over 126 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artefacts.

The Historical Objects and Exhibits of the The National Museum of Natural History include:

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Essential Facts:

  • Name:                  National Museum of Natural History
  • City:                       Washington, D.C.
  • Country:               United States
  • Opened:               1910
  • Type:                    Natural History
  • Location:              National Mall in Washington, D.C., United States

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