The National Museum of Natural History is the largest in the Smithsonian Institution.
It houses over 126 million specimens including plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, and other ancient artifacts.
These artifacts represent over 90% of the Institution’s collections.
The large collections are stored behind walls while a small number of them are put on public display.
The organization of the artifacts require meticulous organization so that they are well cataloged and preserved.
Feather identification expert Roxie Laybourne, amidst a portion of NMNH’s bird collection.
Botany – Algae
Mammals – whales
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