National Museum of National History, a museum in the National Mall in Washington, DC managed by Smithsonian Institution contains a vast collection of flora and fauna, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites and human cultural artifacts.
Entrance to the museum
Elephant fossil in the lobby
There are a lot of fossils and preserved animals in the exhibit
Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals
One of the most popular display here is the Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat deep blue diamond. It is said that the diamond is cursed and brings bad luck to its owners who historically each had their own strike of its curse.
Other gems and minerals on display
Back at the lobby
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