Natural History Museums

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A lion high up on a pedestal in the Mammal Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. (Paige Pfleger/WHYY)

A lion high up on a pedestal in the Mammal Hall at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. (Paige Pfleger/WHYY)

Come with us as we step inside a time capsule of life on earth — the natural history museum. On this special episode recorded in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, we explore natural history museums around the country — we visit one museum that is questioning what “natural” history really means, we explore a forest that is a museum of its own, and we dive into the dilemma surrounding those old-school dioramas that we all love.

General admission tickets are free, just please don’t touch the specimen!

 

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