Does this look familiar? Remember the movie “Night at the Museum” starring Ben Stiller? That was shot at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
I’ve been to DC several times and have visited a lot of museums there. I went back to this particular museum just for the special “Rare Encounter” of a couple of diamonds. More on that later.
The museum showcases specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites and human cultural artifacts. I took so many pictures and chose the most interesting ones to share with you.
This special exhibit was the reason I went to the museum.
On public exhibition for the first time in more than 50 years, the Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond will join the Hope Diamond in the Harry S. Winston Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History from January 29 through September 1, 2010.
Fascinating collection right?
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave.,
NW in Washington, D.C. 20560
The museum is open every day of the year except December 25.
Regular hours are 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM.