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SINCE OUR DOORS FIRST OPENED IN 1910, the National Museum of Natural History has inspired curiosity and learning about the natural world and our place in it. Building upon the strong foundation of our extensive collections, we have been at the forefront of essential scientific exploration and research, and groundbreaking public exhibition and education.

This website is a living documentary of the Museum's 100-year history. We will continue to add new historical, fun, timely, and media-rich content to the site throughout the celebration year.

Video Highlight

Mammals Curator Kris Helgen talks about a leopard skull collected for the Museum 100 years ago on the Smithsonian-Roosevelt Expedition to East Africa.

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