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National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian
National Museum of Natural History - Smithsonian Institution photo
(The Hope Diamond/Dane Penland, NMNH)
Dinosaurs, diamonds and dioramas are on display at this Smithsonian museum.
Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Summer hours are extended to 7:30 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day
unless the museum has a special event scheduled. Check the museum's Web site for details.
(The Mall)
Smithsonian (Blue, Orange lines), Archives-Navy Memorial (Green, Yellow lines), Federal Triangle (Blue, Orange lines)
Free
202-633-1000
9/7 - 12/7

Wilderness Forever: Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting America's Wilderness

The photography exhibition celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the Wilderness Act.
Through 12/12

Mud Masons of Mali

Archival and contemporary photos and engravings representing the masons.
Through 12/12

Portraits of Planet Ocean: The Photography of Brian Skerry

An underwater journey through different marine environments by the award-winning photojournalist.
Through 1/3/16

Once There Were Billions: Vanished Birds of North America

Examining the story of Martha, the last living passenger pigeon seen on Earth, this exhibition features illustrations from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.
Through 6/5/16

Into Africa: Photographs by Frans Lanting

An exhibition offering a unique perspective of the continent through the lens of the famed National Geographic photographer.
Through 4/1/17

The Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed

Photographs by Feodor Pitcairn and poetry by Ari Trausti Guomundsson focus on the natural beauty of Iceland.
Through 12/12/18

The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World

A large-scale fossil exhibition focused on the late Cretaceous period in North America allows visitors to view the fossils of Tyrannosaurus and other dinosaurs from a working preparation lab.