Friday, March 1, 2019

Smithsonian Museum: Natural History Museum

One of the best parts of visiting DC is the FREE Smithsonian Museums! Glad to see some of our tax money go to good use. On Christmas eve we went to National Museum of Natural History.
Oh my, the museum is unbelievably massive and larger than 18 football fields and is home to the largest natural history collection in the world.

Did you know that the iconic 12-ton and 14-foot African elephant has graced the Museum’s Rotunda since 1959? And his name is Henry!

In 2015 Henry was carefully cleaned and patched with special hand-colored beeswax, and his platform was redesigned. Pretty interesting!