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The collection is housed in a purpose-built structure that covers the area of 18 football fields, but your guide will be there to make sure you don’t waste a second exploring the best parts. You’ll marvel at the 46-karat Hope Diamond, whose brilliant blue sparkle caught the eyes of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before disappearing during the French Revolution. As you gawk at the gems and jewels, you’ll gaze at the glowing Dom Pedro Aquamarine, the world’s largest gem of its type. Lose the glitz as you come face to face with real mummies and explore the rituals and routines of Ancient Egypt. These Egyptians aren’t the only once-living specimens on display. Giraffes, elephants, polar bears, and other land giants are stuffed and mounted for your pleasure. Then set sail towards the Ocean Hall, where a real-life coral reef exhibit brings the sea to you. Learn the story behind Phoenix, a 45-ton whale that the museum has been following in the wild, as you stand in front of a life-sized replica. With only 126.5 million artifacts housed in the National Museum of Natural History’s collection, you’ll be thankful to your guide for navigating them for you.
Highlights Generally Include (but not limited to):
Dom Pedro Aquamarine
Star of Asia sapphire
Egyptian mummies exhibit
Live Fossil Lab with working scientists
Natural Wonders of the World photography exhibit
Ocean’s Hall exhibit
Arctic narwahl exhibit
Interesting Museum and Glennyce did a good job pointing out the highlights.
Rebecca was a terrific guide.....she got us to the key parts of the museum and explained everything. She saved us lots of time.....