About the Museum
Museum Virtual Tours
Explore many of the spaces in and around the museum through this visual presentation.
Index of Tours and Images
- Tour of the National Museum of Natural History (Permanent Exhibits)
- Tour of the National Museum of Natural History (Select Past Exhibits)
- Tour of the Museum Support Center (Antlers)
- Tour of the Museum Support Center (Wet Specimens)
- Tour of the Museum Support Center (Whale Bones)
- Tour of the Museum Support Center (Miscellaneous)
- Tour of the Smithsonian Marine Station (SMS) at Fort Pierce
- Tour of the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit (SMS)
- Tour of the Smithsonian Castle
- Tour of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
About these Tours
This comprehensive virtual tour presentation allows visitors using a desktop computer (Windows, Mac, Linux) or a mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android) to take virtual, self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibit and other areas within the natural history museum building as well as select research and collections areas at our satellite support and research stations and even past exhibits no longer on display.
Within most of the tours panoramas visitors can navigate between adjoining rooms by clicking on the blue arrow links on the floor or by using the navigation map in the upper right of the presentation screen
Another enhanced feature of this presentation is that it now includes many new high resolution still photographs. Look for the camera icons which give you a close-up view of a particular object or exhibit panel.Try zooming in as some of the images were stitched together from individual pictures in order to create very high resolution giga-pixel images.
Make sure to visit the other Smithsonian spaces and past museum exhibits included within this tour. Many of them provide the public with a view of previously unseen archives or holdings. It may take a while to get through it all as there are hundreds of high-resolution panoramas and even more individual images.
Please note: This tour and these presentations have been tested and should work on all common devices, browsers, and operating systems. Functionality and appearance may vary as it will adjust automatically to accommodate the most visitors. Please let us know what you think of the tour and how the experience can be improved. Send your feedback to h a s c h d at s i dot e d u.
Site Credit: Imagery and coding by Loren Ybarrondo.