National Museum of Natural History
The Museum on
the National Mall is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the world’s most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts
The Museum is dedicated to bringing definitive scientific content to audiences across the United
States through electronic field trips, video conferences, and hands-on learning activities for school groups
and the public. Innovative facilities pioneered by the Office of Education include the Discovery Corner
where visitors are able to examine natural history objects up close; and the Naturalist Center, a resource
and reference center in Loudoun County, Virginia, where visitors have access to natural history
specimens and reference books. The Office of Education also presents free programs at the Museum,
including a regular film and lecture series.
The Museum welcomes more than 8 millionn people during the year
making it the most visited natural history museum in the world.
Opened in 1910, the Museum on
the National Mall is dedicated to maintaining and preserving the world’s most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts. It also fosters critical scientific research, as well as
educational programs and exhibitions that present the work of its scientists and curators to the public.
10th Street and Constitution Avenue,
Washington, DC NW,
Open every day except Dec.25
from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission is free.