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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of Natural History houses more than 125 million natural science specimens and cultural artifacts. The collections include 30 million insects carefully pinned into tiny boxes, 4.5 million plants pressed onto sheets of paper in the Museum's herbarium, 7 million fish in liquid-filled jars and 2 million cultural artifacts, including 400,000 photographs housed in the National Anthropological Archives. For more information, visit www.mnh.si.edu.