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January 29, 2011 – April 24, 2011
Natural History Museum
10th and Constitution Ave., NW
Location: 1st Floor, West Wing (near Mammals), Special Exhibit Gallery
For centuries, the people of China have revered, cultivated, and collected orchids for cultural and social uses—as decor for their homes, medicines, artistic subjects, and symbols of social status. This year's orchid exhibition showcases a variety of exotic live orchids that testify to the Chinese love for this enchanting plant.