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National Museum of Natural History
Visit the world’s largest natural history museum. Highlights include the 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, Ocean Hall, Mammals Hall, Hall of Human Origins, Insect Zoo, dinosaurs, and the magnificent African bush elephant in the museum’s rotunda. The Butterfly Pavilion features hundreds of live butterflies, and the Johnson IMAX Theater shows films daily (admission). Atrium Café offers food court dining. Theater and group dining reservations: call toll-free (866) 868-7774. Regular hours are 10am-5:30pm; summer hours (May 29-Sept 5) are 10am–7:30pm. To verify late hours, call 202-633-1000 or visit naturalhistory.si.edu.
Capacity, Theatre-style: 500
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