My favorite Smithsonian museum is the Natural History Museum. 

Not only is natural history my favorite subject to learn, but the museum itself is just magnificent. With a grand atrium extending over three stories, and visually stunning exhibits. 

I was excited to see one of my favorite animals:The Pika!!!  It’s a relative to the rabbit and the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. I recommend watching a video, to see the Pika’s full cuteness.

Another favorite of mine is the Coelacanth!  It was thought to have been extinct for millions of years, but then they were found living off the coast of South Africa, virtually unchanged from their fossil ancestors. (See video!) I love this fish and even have a Coelacanth necklace!

Why didn’t I bring my necklace with me!

There was a feature that let you see what you would have looked like as an early Human relative. 

The results were hilarious.

I think my glasses are a nice touch!

The best part was that they streamed everyone’s ape-like photos on a large screen for all to see, so it was amusing to see people’s reactions to our funny transformations.

Pika Bones!

The Natural History museum is an incredible place and I could have easily spent plenty more hours there. 

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  1. Love this post, the Smithsonian has been on my list for a long time so I need to save up so I can travel over there to explore! Love the transformations into our distant ancestors, such a good idea. I think the glasses are a great touch! 😀 Love the shots you got of the butterflies as they were hatching too. – Tasha

  2. What an amazing place!!
    It looks so filled with wonderful, like I could spend days in there and still not get everything read and studied. How gorgeous!

  3. I have (an ever growing) list of museums and galleries I would love to visit one day, and this true gem has been high up on ever since I was little. It just looks like one of the coolest, most informative, inspiring and wonderfully curated natural history museums on the planet. How wonderful that you got to visit – I hope I can follow in your footsteps one day.

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

  4. The most awesome thing about this place is that it's free! That's truly amazing. I must admit, I didn't love it as much as the one in NYC, but I still had a lot of fun. No dinosaurs though, since they were being renovated when we were there 🙁 I also wasn't a great fan of the way they laid out some of the exhibits, but free, so there's really no complaints from me!

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