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Children often to this Smithsonian showcase as the museum, because of the dinosaur or as the elephant museum, since a African bush elephant is the thing you see in the Rotunda when you from the Mall. Whatever you it, the National Museum of Natural is the largest of its kind in the world and one of the visited museums in Washington. It more than 126 million and specimens, everything from Ice Age to the legendary Hope Diamond.

old gal turned 100 in 2010 and celebrated in the suitable way possible, by debuting a new exhibit, the 15,000-foot Hall of Origins showcasing 285 early fossils and artifacts. What it mean to be human? is the theme here, through exhibits probe evolution and the ecological and physical and cultural connections humans have had with the world. Among the most of the 23 interactive exhibits is the morphing that allows you to see what you have looked like as an human.

The opening of the Human Origins followed on the heels of another gallery debut in late Ocean Hall, the largest, diverse exhibit of its kind in the Designed by the same firm created the exhibits and spaces of the interactive International Spy Museum, the includes collections and state-of-the-art to demonstrate our oceans’ essential in life on earth. Look for a of a 45-foot-long North American whale and a 1,500-gallon coral aquarium with more 70 live animals and 674 specimens.

the museum’s older, permanent still appeal, starting the one that lies just the building. Before you enter the stop first on the 9th Street of the building to visit the butterfly Four habitats — meadow, wood’s edge, and garden — are on view, to beckon butterflies and visitors The garden is at its best in warm but it’s open year-round. if you like that, you’re to love the museum’s Butterflies and exhibit, which includes a Pavilion — keep

Now go inside and admire the African elephant. Ready?

Okay, if you children, you might want to first to the first-floor Discovery which is filled with hands-on exhibits for children of all Call ahead or inquire at the desk about hours. on this floor is the Kenneth E. Hall of Mammals. Set in the restored wing and boasting up-to-date and sound, the Hall of Mammals interactive dioramas that how mammals evolved and adapted to in habitat and climate over the of millions of years. At least 274 mammals, from polar to tiger, are on display, along a dozen mammal fossils. time to time, the hall with animal sounds, all of exhibit wizardry that make this a lifelike

Other Rotunda-level displays the fossil collection, which evolution back billions of and includes a 3.5-billion-year-old stromatolite algae clump) fossil one of the earliest signs of life on — and a 70-million-year-old dinosaur Ancient Seas features a mural depicting primitive a life-size walk-around diorama of a coral reef, and more 2,000 fossils that the evolution of marine life. The Hall displays giant of creatures that dominated the for 140 million years before extinction about 65 million ago. Mounted throughout the Hall are replicas of ancient including a life-size model of the northropi, which lived 70 years ago, had a 40-foot and was the largest flying animal Also residing above hall is the jaw of an ancient shark, the megalodon, which lived in the 5 million years ago. A 40-foot-long predator with 5 to 6 inches long, it could consumed a Volkswagen Bug in one gulp. on this floor is African which presents the people, and lives of Africa through videos, and more than 400

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Upstairs lies another popular among the under-10 the O. Orkin Insect Zoo . where enjoy looking at tarantulas, and the like, and crawling through a of an African termite mound. next door is Butterflies and Partners in Evolution . a 4,000-square-foot that illustrates the evolving between butterflies and plants millions of years. The exhibit a walk-through, 1,400-square-foot, tropical Pavilion . where hundreds of colorful butterflies and giant alight upon the plants, the the walls, the floor — you, in fact. (When you you’re politely patted to make sure you’re not transporting an exotic creature out the Note: The museum charges a $6 fee for (but free admission on to the pavilion portion of the exhibit.

Ever a big draw is the Janet Hooker Hall of Geology, and Minerals . which showcases the Diamond; the 23.1-carat Burmese Lucia ruby, one of the largest and rubies in the world; and other of the National Gem Collection. Besides spellbound at priceless jewelry, you can all you want about earth from volcanology to the importance of Interactive computers, animated and a multimedia presentation of the big picture of the earth are some of the things have moved the exhibit and the a bit further into the 21st

Don’t miss the Samuel C. IMAX Theater with a screen for 2-D and 3-D movies ( Dinosaurs 3D and 3D were among those in 2011), a six-story Atrium with a food court, and museum shops. The museum offers the small Fossil located within the Fossil Hall on the first floor. In 50-seat cafe, the tables’ plastic tops are actually cases that present plants and insects for your as you munch away on smoked sandwiches, goat-cheese quiche, and the

The theater box office is on the first of the museum; you can purchase tickets by (tel. 202/633-4629 or 866/868-7774), or at the box office at least 30 minutes the screening. The box office is open from 10am to the last Films are shown continuously the day. Ticket prices based on the film and the age of the audience from $7.50 for ages 2 to 12 for to a 60-minute or less presentation, to $15 for 13 to 59 for admission to a feature presentation, as longer than 60 minutes. is free for children 1 and under. films play throughout the day and most evenings after the closing; call for details 866/868-7774 ).

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