The National Museum of Natural History Hosts a Variety of Exhibits
Two of the most profound permanent exhibits are The David. H. Koch Hall of Human Origins which tells the story of human evolution over 6 million years and The Sant Ocean Hall which highlights and explores marine life. Recent temporary exhibits have included a display of the Hope Diamond and Exploring the World of Butterflies.
Admission Varies in the Museum Depending on Guest and Features
Entering from the hall brings an astounding surprise as a giant African Elephant greets you. The first floor is filled with natural wonders from mammals to dinosaurs and The Ocean Hall with the Imax Theater in between. Shows cost extra. Smithsonian members get a discount while seniors pay eight dollars, Children are $7.50 and adults pay nine dollars for admission. Feature film screenings are more expensive. All tickets can be purchased online.
The ground floor houses the Atrium Café where the menu changes seasonally, the museum also offers the Fossile Café which features gourmet sandwiches and salads and the ice cream and espresso bar. The ground floor also contains the Baird Auditorium, museum store and restrooms.
The second floor offers exhibits like Gems and Minerals; Earth, Moon and