Video Of The Week - Smithsonian's National Museum Of Natural History Turns 100!

By Meera Dolasia on March 22, 2010

On March 17th, the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History turned 100 years old. Built with an initial budget of a paltry $3.5mm USD, the 4-acre museum was visited by 1,600 people on opening day.

In 2009, it attracted over 7.4 million visitors, surpassing the Air And Space Museum as the most popular museum in the country and the second most-visited museum in the world (after the Louvre in Paris).

To celebrate its centennial year, the museum unveiled a brand new permanent exhibit called Hall of Human Origins, which is dedicated to the discovery and understanding of human origins. The 15,000 sq.ft. hall, houses many interesting exhibits, which include 75 replica skulls and an interactive human family tree that follows 6 million years of evolution!

The video below shows a brief history of the museum through the years.

sources:washingtonpost.com, examiner.com

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  • MeSunday, March 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm
    I wish the museum happy birthday
    • JJ24Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm
      This is interesting about the muesum turned 100 years old.
      • D.JWednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:31 pm
        bse, this is not boring, it is actually interesting
        • JayWednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm
          I liked the video and the dinosaur bones.
          • personSaturday, August 6, 2011 at 10:53 am
            I have been there before , I have a coin from there~not worth money~
            • jake$$$$$$$Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm
              ive been there its pretty cool
              • garry modTuesday, August 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm
                I like the cool dinosaur skull.
                • DanWednesday, August 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm
                  Cool! I'm intereted in legos!!!^o^~
                  • sandy Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 12:37 pm
                    i would like to go there.i like it
                    • bseWednesday, May 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm
                      boring

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