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The National Museum of Natural History is one of the largest science learning venues in the world. The Education and Outreach Department is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages to better understand the natural world and our place in it, by instilling a sense of wonder and responsibility through exhibitions, programs, and online resources.

School program registration for the 2017-2018 school year is now open.

Boy in blue shirt touches the head of taxidermied crocodile with its mouth open

For Kids (10 and Under) and Families

- Q?rius jr.: a discovery room
- Butterfly Pavilion
- O. Orkin Insect Zoo

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