Have you ever thought about how on earth a museum can store all of the pieces they’ve exhibited over the years? Like a whale? Or thousands of tiny beetles, or pieces of dried plants hundreds of years old?
What you see in a museum exhibit is far from all it has to offer.
Take the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. In its incredible storerooms that house much of the Smithsonian’s collections, the museum’s ‘Employees Only’ doors are open for a marvelous sneak peek–online, that is.
Here are colorful glimpses of different departments with their respective scientists showing what is closed to the public.