Welcome to the National Museum of Natural History
October 24, 1991 - Permanent
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: Ground Floor, Constitution Ave. Lobby
The museum welcomes visitors with display of the following objects from its collection:
- Easter Island Head: Also called a Moai, this ancestor sculpture is from Easter Island in the South Pacific (located on the southeast wall).
- Totem Poles, Northwest Coast: The three Northwest Coast totem poles are from the Haida and Tsimshian tribes of British Columbia. The display includes an ongoing video about these tribes (located near the east stairwell of the lobby).
- Yap Money: This large stone disk or coin was used as money on the Yap islands in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean (located on the ground floor near the entrance to the main Museum Store).