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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Photograph by Loren Ybarrondo

From the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. Reconstruction by Artist John Gurche. Photograph by Loren Ybarrondo

Desktop V

Screenshot of Flash VersionThis comprehensive virtual tour allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. You can even browse a list of past exhibits, which is included on the ground floor map (see upper right map buttons).  The visitor can navigate from room to room by clicking map locations or by following blue arrow links on the floor that connect the rooms. The desktop version includes camera icons to indicate hotspots where the visitor can get a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel.   


Please note: This tour is provided in Flash and HTML5 / Javascript versions. Flash supports viewing by Desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux).  And HTML5 is used on iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The mobile version of the tour is being updated to include hotspots, but for this release, that feature is only available for desktop visitors

Please note: The National Fossil Hall is currently closed for renovation. A brand new hall will open to the public in 2019. The virtual tours of the National Fossil Hall are now an archival record of the old hall prior to its closure for renovation.

Site Credit: Imagery and coding by Loren Ybarrondo.

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