Dec 29, 2009

Smithsonian Natural History Museum

While in Washington DC we had time to take in a small section of the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. We only had about an hour so we only did two sections on the first floor.

Hall of Mammals

Short-Beaked Echidna and Pink Fairy Armadillo

Leaping Tiger!


Leopard with prey, maybe some kind of antelope or gazelle. I didn't write this one down.

Vampire Bat


Cape Porcupine

Dinosaurs/Hall of Paleobiology

*Note - Some of the following photos do not have names above them. We were in a hurry to get through before the museum closed for the evening.




Having fun with Ceratosaurus

Giant Sea Turtle

Gastornis (Eocene Bird)

Orohippus pumilus (the oldest recognized ancestor of the horse)


I hope you enjoyed our photos. We will definitely stop in to go through the rest of this museum when we return.



Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Love your pictures. Handsome boys. As far as seeing the rest of the museum......I don't think that is possible. Seems like I have said the same thing numerous times and changes, and I always see something new. It is a wonderful, fascinating, magical place. Happy you got to go. And a tiny bit jealous but that's how I role. hehehehe

Lyon said...

These photos are fantastic! Thank you for sharing them. I really have to get to see this museum for myself some day, this is the kind of stuff I really enjoy exploring.