National Museum of Natural History

The National Museum of Natural History inspires learning and discovery about the natural world through unparalleled research, collections, exhibitions, and educational programming. The green domed museum was among the first Smithsonian buildings constructed and continues to serve as one of the world’s great repositories of scientific and cultural heritage.


Open to the Public

Opening Date

Website Visitors
Fiscal Year-to-Date

In-Person Visits
Fiscal Year-to-Date

In-Person Visits, Historical


Website Visitors


Collections Objects & Specimens

Archival Cubic Feet


On-Site Volunteers


Peer-Reviewed Research Publications, Historical


Museum Objects & Specimens
Represented by Digital Image

Private Funds Raised, Historical