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As one of the largest science classrooms in the world, the National Museum of Natural History works with you to explore the natural world through the Museum's exhibits, onsite programming and online resources.
Our work is built on a foundation of scientific research by the Museum's staff of over 150 scientists and curators as well as the national and international community of scientists. There are more than 126 million artifacts and specimens in our collections.
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Visit exhibitions with themes from the Ocean to African Cultures. Reserve an inquiry-centered program… Download lesson plans to inspire K-12 learners…Find web-based activities for students… Link to the Museum’s collections and scientific research… and more!
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