Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History



The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex. The museum contains some of the most famous artifacts in the world. Established in 1910 and located on the National Mall, this prestigious museum, part of the Smithsonian Institution, holds the world’s most extensive collection of natural history specimens and human artifacts including the remains of dinosaurs and tools used by early man.

Additional information

School subject


Type of Museum

History museums

Exhibit type

Animals, Insects, Mammals, Plants, Rocks, Specimens of birds

Student age range

6-12, 12-15, 15-18

Education Level

Primary, Secondary

Period covered

Prehistory (to 600 B.C.)

Country of Origin

United States




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