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National Museum of Natural History

In a city full of memorable elephants (mostly by party affiliation, though a few real ones, too) this one may be my favorite. Located in the rotunda of The National Museum of Natural History, this male African elephant was killed in 1955 and donated to the museum. The National Museum of Natural History was built […]

Earthquake Damage: Bat Collection

(via Earthquake Damage: Bat Collection | Newsdesk) There was an earthquake on Tuesday, August 23rd in the DC Metro area. Some jarred specimens from the Smithsonian broke–bummer! Also, I would love to be in this room! Things in jars are so fascinating. The Smithsonian had a satellite museum in Leesburg, VA called The Naturalist Museum […]