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The National Museum of Natural History and The National Air and Space Museum

When British scientist James Smithson passed away and left the majority of his wealth to be used for an establishment “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men” in Washington, DC, an Amiercan diplomat was dispatched to England and returned with 105 sacks containing gold sovereigns.   428 more words

Activities With Baby

Washington, DC, Day 7

Thursday morning we headed down for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.  It was amazing.  The two countries that were featured were Kenya and China.  The festival was free to the public.  180 more words


Scientists: Bad Luck Killed The Dinosaurs

WASHINGTON (WNEW) — As the Smithsonian begins its 5-year restoration plan for the National Museum of Natural History’s dinosaur bones, comes a new report that suggests the colossal beasts were extremely unlucky that the asteroid that wiped them out hit the Earth when it did. 240 more words


D.C. Road Trip - A Long Day at the Museum

Going into the trip, we had not settled on what day we would visit the Smithsonian, but the decision was made on the road to Lynchburg. 889 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: CONTAINERS

From WordPress’s Daily Post:

“Boxes, tanks, wrappers: for this week’s Photo Challenge, show us something that contains something else.”


I’m thinking of a container as being a repository for something….like, say, collections of rocks and insects and dinosaur bones (and lots of other stuff like that!)

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What is a Smithsonian Early Explorer?

Recently SEEC and the National Museum of Natural History formed a new partnership. We are already lucky enough to have two spaces inside this amazing museum and now, we will be offering a very special program in NMNH’s… 81 more words

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