National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
2nd Floor, North Hall (between elevator and stairs) Floor Plan
Two preserved giant squids are on view. The rare Taningia danae is often referred to as the world's largest flasher because of its ability to flash brilliant blue-green light in the ocean depths. Architeuthis dux, displayed in the museum since 1983, is the world's largest invertebrate. In addition, photographs, maps, videos, and illustrations help explain the mystery and complexity of these invertebrates.
5-min. video runs continuously