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Encyclopedia > National Museum of Natural History
Inside the National Museum of Natural History, underneath the rotunda.Photo: Marc Averette
Inside the National Museum of Natural History, underneath the rotunda.
Photo: Marc Averette
The museum as seen from the National Mall, the Old Post Office Building visible in the distance
The museum as seen from the National Mall, the Old Post Office Building visible in the distance
National Mall museum entrance
National Mall museum entrance

The National Museum of Natural History is a museum administered by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Digital photo taken by Marc Averette I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 322 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Digital photo taken by Marc Averette I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... In Mosta, Malta, the Rotunda of Santa Marija Assunta is covered by a saucer dome. ... Image File history File linksMetadata National_Museum_of_Natural_History. ... Image File history File linksMetadata National_Museum_of_Natural_History. ... Facing east across the Mall with ones back towards the Lincoln Memorial. ... The Old Post Office Pavilion is located the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. When completed in 1899, it was thought that the Post Office Building would stimulate revitalization of one of the worst neighborhoods in Washington, DC. It became evident that the hoped-for... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1158 KB) Summary National Mall entrance to the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Photo taken by Kmf164 in March 2001. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 1158 KB) Summary National Mall entrance to the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Photo taken by Kmf164 in March 2001. ... The Louvre Museum in Paris, one of the largest and most famous museums in the world. ... The Smithsonian Institution Building or Castle on the National Mall serves as the Institutions headquarters. ... Facing east across the Mall with ones back towards the Lincoln Memorial. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Federal District District of Columbia  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack Evans...


The museum's collections total over 125 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts. The museum is the second most popular of all of the Smithsonian museums. The museum is also home to about 185 professional natural history scientists — the largest group of scientists dedicated to the study of the natural and cultural history in the world. u fuck in ua ... The word Animals when used alone has several possible meanings in the English language. ... A fossil Ammonite Fossils are the mineralized remains of animals or plants or other traces such as footprints. ... Minerals are natural compounds formed through geological processes. ... The rocky side of a mountain creek near Orosí, Costa Rica. ... Willamette Meteorite A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earths surface without being destroyed. ... A cultural artifact is an man-made object which gives information about the culture of its creator and users. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The museum was established in 1910, with its building designed by Hornblower & Marshall. The building, designed in the neoclassical architectural style, was the first constructed on the north side of the National Mall, along Constitution Avenue, as part of the 1901 McMillan Commission plan. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Neoclassicism (sometimes rendered as Neo-Classicism or Neo-classicism) is the name given to quite distinct movements in the decorative and visual arts, literature, theatre, music, and architecture. ... In Washington, D.C., Constitution Avenue is a major east-west street running just north of the United States Capitol in the citys Northwest and Northeast quadrants. ... The National Mall was the centerpiece of the McMillan Plan. ...

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